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VSX-826-K
VSX-821-K

AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER

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Operating Instructions

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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading
the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.

WARNING

IMPORTANT

To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked flame


sources (such as a lighted candle) on the equipment.

CAUTION

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RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK


DO NOT OPEN
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
dangerous voltage within the products
enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.

CAUTION:
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.

VENTILATION CAUTION
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.

WARNING
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Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of this unit should be performed only by qualified
service personnel.

IMPORTANT: THE MOULDED PLUG


This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug for your safety and convenience. A 10 amp fuse is fitted in this plug.
Should the fuse need to be replaced, please ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating of 10 amps and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI
to BS1362.
Check for the ASTA mark

or the BSI mark

When installing this unit, make sure to leave space


around the unit for ventilation to improve heat radiation
(at least 40 cm at top, 20 cm at rear, and 20 cm at each
side).
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for
ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product,
and to protect it from overheating. To prevent fire
hazard, the openings should never be blocked or
covered with items (such as newspapers, table-cloths,
curtains) or by operating the equipment on thick carpet
or a bed.
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on the body of the fuse.

If the plug contains a removable fuse cover, you must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced. If you lose the fuse cover the plug
must not be used until a replacement cover is obtained. A replacement fuse cover can be obtained from your local dealer.
If the fitted moulded plug is unsuitable for your socket outlet, then the fuse shall be removed and the plug cut off and disposed of
safely. There is a danger of severe electrical shock if the cut off plug is inserted into any 13 amp socket.
If a new plug is to be fitted, please observe the wiring code as shown below. If in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.
IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Blue : Neutral Brown : Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in
your plug, proceed as follows;

Operating Environment

The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter L or coloured RED.
How to replace the fuse: Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver and replace the fuse.
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Operating environment temperature and humidity:


+5 C to +35 C (+41 F to +95 F); less than 85 %RH
(cooling vents not blocked)
Do not install this unit in a poorly ventilated area, or in
locations exposed to high humidity or direct sunlight (or
strong artificial light)
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Information for users on collection and disposal of old equipment and used batteries
Symbol for
equipment

These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean


that used electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with
general household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries,
please take them to applicable collection points in accordance with your national
legislation.

Symbol examples
for batteries

By disposing of these products and batteries correctly, you will help to save valuable
resources and prevent any potential negative effects on human health and the
environment which could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste handling.
For more information about collection and recycling of old products and batteries,
please contact your local municipality, your waste disposal service or the point of sale
where you purchased the items.
These symbols are only valid in the European Union.

WARNING
This equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire or
shock hazard, do not place any container filled with
liquid near this equipment (such as a vase or flower
pot) or expose it to dripping, splashing, rain or
moisture.
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WARNING
Before plugging in for the first time, read the following
section carefully.
The voltage of the available power supply differs
according to country or region. Be sure that the
power supply voltage of the area where this unit
will be used meets the required voltage (e.g., 230 V
or 120 V) written on the rear panel.
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For countries outside the European Union:


If you wish to discard these items, please contact your local authorities or dealer and
ask for the correct method of disposal.
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If the AC plug of this unit does not match the AC


outlet you want to use, the plug must be removed
and appropriate one fitted. Replacement and
mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of
this unit should be performed only by qualified
service personnel. If connected to an AC outlet, the
cut-off plug can cause severe electrical shock. Make
sure it is properly disposed of after removal.
The equipment should be disconnected by removing
the mains plug from the wall socket when left unused
for a long period of time (for example, when on
vacation).

CAUTION
The STANDBY/ON switch on this unit will not
completely shut off all power from the AC outlet.
Since the power cord serves as the main disconnect
device for the unit, you will need to unplug it from the
AC outlet to shut down all power. Therefore, make
sure the unit has been installed so that the power
cord can be easily unplugged from the AC outlet in
case of an accident. To avoid fire hazard, the power
cord should also be unplugged from the AC outlet
when left unused for a long period of time (for
example, when on vacation).

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This product is for general household purposes. Any


failure due to use for other than household purposes
(such as long-term use for business purposes in a
restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which requires
repair will be charged for even during the warranty
period.
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Contents
Before you start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Checking whats in the box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Installing the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Flow of settings on the receiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5


01 Controls and displays
Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Loading the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Operating range of remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

02 Connecting your equipment

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Determining the speakers application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10


Some tips for improving sound quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Connecting the speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connect the surround back or front height speakers
(In case of VSX-826) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connect the surround back or front height speakers
(In case of VSX-821) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Switching the speaker terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Making cable connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
HDMI cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
About HDMI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Analog audio cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Digital audio cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Video cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
About the video converter
(VSX-826 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
About video outputs connection
(VSX-821 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Connecting a TV and playback components . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting using HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting your TV with no HDMI input . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connecting your DVD player with no HDMI output
(VSX-826 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting a satellite receiver or other digital
set-top box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, Blu-ray Disc
recorder and other video sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using the component video jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Connecting other audio components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Connecting optional Bluetooth ADAPTER . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Connecting antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Using external antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Connecting to the front panel video terminal . . . . . . . . .


Connecting an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Plugging in the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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03 Basic Setup
Canceling the demo display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC). . . 24
Other problems when using the Auto MCACC setup . . . 25

04 Basic playback
Playing a source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the audio input signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing an iPod. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing back files stored on an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic playback controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Watching photos and video content . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing a USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic playback controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compressed audio compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bluetooth ADAPTER for Wireless Enjoyment of Music . .
Wireless music play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pairing the Bluetooth ADAPTER and Bluetooth
wireless technology device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening to Music Contents of Bluetooth wireless
technology device with Your System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening to the radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Improving FM sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening to station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Naming preset stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
An introduction to RDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Searching for RDS programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying RDS information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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05 Listening to your system


Choosing the listening mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auto playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening in surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Advanced surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Stream Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Sound Retriever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening with Acoustic Calibration EQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Better sound using Phase Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using surround back channel processing . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Up Mix function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Audio options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making an audio or a video recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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06 The System Setup menu


Using the System Setup menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual speaker setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speaker Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Crossover Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Input Assign menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Speaker System setting (VSX-826 only) . . . . . . . . . .
The Video Parameter setting (VSX-826 only) . . . . . . . . . .
Video Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aspect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Pre Out Setting (VSX-821 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Auto Power Down menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The FL Demo Mode menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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07 Control with HDMI function


Making Control with HDMI connections . . . . . . . . . . . .
HDMI Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before using synchronization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About synchronized operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About connections with a product of a different brand
that supports the Control with HDMI function . . . . . .
Cautions on the Control with HDMI function . . . . . . . . .

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08 Controlling the rest of your system


Setting the remote to control other components . . . . . .
Selecting preset codes directly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing all the remote control settings . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls for TVs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls for other components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preset Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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09 Additional information
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important information regarding the HDMI
connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
iPod messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About iPod/iPhone/iPad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting the main unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Before you start


Checking whats in the box
Please check that youve received the following supplied
accessories:
Setup microphone
Remote control
AAA size IEC R03 dry cell batteries (to confirm system
operation) x2
AM loop antenna
FM wire antenna
iPod cable
Power cord
Warranty card
Quick start guide
These operating instructions (CD-ROM)

Installing the receiver


When installing this unit, make sure to put it on a level
and stable surface.
Dont install it on the following places:
on a color TV (the screen may distort)
near a cassette deck (or close to a device that gives off a
magnetic field). This may interfere with the sound.
in direct sunlight
in damp or wet areas
in extremely hot or cold areas
in places where there is vibration or other movement
in places that are very dusty
in places that have hot fumes or oils (such as a kitchen)

Flow of settings on the


receiver
The unit is a full-fledged AV receiver equipped with an
abundance of functions and terminals. It can be used easily
after following the procedure below to make the connections
and settings.
The colors of the steps indicate the following:
Required setting item
Setting to be made as necessary

1 Connecting the speakers


Where you place the speakers will have a big effect on the
sound.
Determining the speakers application (page 10)
Connecting the speakers (page 11)
Switching the speaker terminal (page 13)

2 Connecting the components


For surround sound, youll want to hook up using a digital
connection from the Blu-ray Disc/DVD player to the
receiver.
About the video converter (VSX-826 only) (page 15)
About video outputs connection (VSX-821 only)
(page 15)
Connecting a TV and playback components (page 16)
Connecting antennas (page 21)
Plugging in the receiver (page 23)

3 Power On
Make sure youve set the video input on your TV to this
receiver. Check the manual that came with the TV if you
dont know how to do this.

4 The Speaker System setting (VSX-826 only) (page 41)


(Specify either using the surround back or front height
speaker.)
The Pre Out Setting (VSX-821 only) (page 42)
(When connecting the front height speakers.)
The Input Assign menu (page 40)
(When using connections other than the recommended
connections.)
Using the Audio Return Channel function (page 43)
(When the connected TV supports the HDMI Audio
Return Channel function.)

5 Use the on-screen automatic MCACC setup to set up


your system
Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC)
(page 24)

6 Playing a source (page 26)


Selecting the audio input signal (page 26)
Playing an iPod (page 27)
Playing a USB device (page 28)
Choosing the listening mode (page 33)

7 Adjusting the sound as desired


Using the Sound Retriever (page 34)
Better sound using Phase Control (page 35)
Listening with Acoustic Calibration EQ (page 34)
Using surround back channel processing (page 35)
Setting the Up Mix function (page 35)
Setting the Audio options (page 36)
Manual speaker setup (page 38)

8 Making maximum use of the remote control


Setting the remote to control other components
(page 45)

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01

Controls and displays


Chapter 1:

Controls and displays


Front panel
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AUDIO/ VIDEO MULTI- CHANNEL RECEIVER

MCACC

SPEAKERS

HDMI

DIMMER

DISPLAY

BAND

TUNER EDIT

AUTO SURROUND/
ALC/
STREAM DIRECT STANDARD SURR

ADVANCED
SURROUND

TUNE

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iPod iPhone iPad

PRESET

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ENTER

iPod iPhone iPad


SOUND
RETRIEVER AIR DIRECT CONTROL

INPUT
SELECTOR

MASTER
VOLUME

STANDBY / ON
VIDEO 2 INPUT

PHONES

5V

MCACC
SETUP MIC

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11

AUDIO R

VIDEO

iPod
iPhone
iPad

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2.1 A

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USB

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3 Receiver control buttons


SPEAKERS See Switching the speaker terminal on
page 13.
DIMMER Dims or brightens the display. The brightness
can be controlled in four steps.

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DISPLAY Switches the display of this unit. The listening
mode, sound volume, Speaker System (VSX-826)/Pre Out
(VSX-821) setting or input name can be checked by
selecting an input source.
The Speaker System/Pre Out setting may or may not be
displayed, depending on the input source you have
selected.

1 INPUT SELECTOR dial


Selects an input source (page 26).
2 Indicators
MCACC Lights when Acoustic Calibration EQ (page 34)
is on (Acoustic Calibration EQ is automatically set to on
after the Auto MCACC setup (page 24)).
HDMI Blinks when connecting an HDMI-equipped
component; lights when the component is connected
(page 16).
iPod iPhone iPad Lights when an iPod/iPhone/iPad is
connected and iPod USB input is selected (page 22).

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4 Character display
See Display on page 7.
5

Tuner control buttons


BAND Switches between AM, FM ST (stereo) and FM
MONO radio bands (page 31).
TUNER EDIT Use with TUNE /, PRESET / and
ENTER to memorize and name stations for recall
(page 31).
TUNE / Used to find radio frequencies (page 31).

PRESET / Use to select preset radio stations


(page 31).
6 Remote sensor
Receives the signals from the remote control (see Operating
range of remote control on page 9).
7 MASTER VOLUME dial
8 STANDBY/ON
9 PHONES jack
Use to connect headphones. When the headphones are
connected, there is no sound output from the speakers. The
listening mode when the sound is heard from the headphone
can be selected only from PHONES SURR, STEREO or
STEREO ALC mode (S.R AIR mode can be also selected with
ADAPTER input).

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Controls and displays


10 Listening mode buttons
AUTO SURROUND/STREAM DIRECT Switches
between Auto surround mode (page 33) and Stream
Direct playback (page 34).
ALC/STANDARD SURR Press for standard decoding
and to switch between the modes of 2 Pro Logic II, 2
Pro Logic IIx, 2 Pro Logic IIz and NEO:6, and the Auto
level control stereo mode (page 33).
ADVANCED SURROUND Switches between the
various surround modes (page 34).
11 MCACC SETUP MIC jack
Use to connect a microphone when performing Auto MCACC
setup (page 24).
12 AUDIO/VIDEO input terminal
See Connecting to the front panel video terminal on page 22.
13 iPod iPhone iPad/USB terminal
Use to connect your Apple iPod or USB mass storage device
as an audio source (page 22).
14 SOUND RETRIEVER AIR
When the button is pressed, the input switches to ADAPTER
and the listening mode is automatically set to S.R AIR
(page 30).
15 iPod iPhone iPad DIRECT CONTROL
Change the receivers input to the iPod and enable iPod
operations on the iPod (page 28).

Display
16 PHASE
Lights when the Phase Control is switched on (page 35).
17 AUTO
Lights when the Auto Surround feature is switched on
(page 33).
18 Tuner indicators
RDS Lights when an RDS broadcast is received
(page 32).
ST Lights when a stereo FM broadcast is being received
in auto stereo mode (page 31).
TUNE Lights when a normal broadcast channel.

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PRESET Shows when a preset radio station is registered
or called.
MEM Blinks when a radio station is registered.
kHz/MHz Lights when the character display is showing
the currently received AM/FM broadcast frequency.
19 Speaker indicators
Indicates the speaker terminal, A and/or B, to which audio
signal output is currently set (page 13).
20 Sleep timer indicator
Lights when the receiver is in sleep mode (page 8).
21 PRESET information or input signal indicator
Shows the preset number of the tuner or the input signal
type, etc.
22 Character display
Displays various system information.
23 DTS indicators
DTS Lights when a source with DTS encoded audio
signals is detected.
HD Lights when a source with DTS-EXPRESS or DTSHD encoded audio signals is detected.
ES Lights to indicate DTS-ES decoding.
96/24 Lights when a source with DTS 96/24 encoded
audio signals is detected.
NEO:6 When one of the NEO:6 modes of the receiver is
on, this lights to indicate NEO:6 processing (page 33).

25 ADV.S.
Lights when one of the Advanced Surround modes has been
selected (see Using the Advanced surround on page 34 for
more on this).
26 SIGNAL SELECT indicators
DIGITAL Lights when a digital audio signal is selected.
Blinks when a digital audio signal is selected and
selected audio input is not provided.
HDMI Lights when an HDMI signal is selected. Blinks
when an HDMI signal is selected and selected HDMI
input is not provided.
27 Up Mix/DIMMER indicator
Lights when the Up Mix function is set to ON (page 35). Also,
lights when DIMMER is set to off.
28 DIR.
Lights when the DIRECT or PURE DIRECT mode is switched
on (page 34).

24 Dolby Digital indicators


2D Lights when a Dolby Digital encoded signal is
detected.
2D+ Lights when a source with Dolby Digital Plus
encoded audio signals is detected.
2HD Lights when a source with Dolby TrueHD
encoded audio signals is detected.
EX Lights to indicate Dolby Digital EX decoding.
2PLII(x) Lights to indicate 2 Pro Logic II/2 Pro Logic
IIx decoding. Light will go off during 2 Pro Logic IIz
decoding (see Listening in surround sound on page 33 for
more on this).

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Controls and displays

Remote control
1
2
3
4

12
RECEIVER SLEEP

RECEIVER

2 RECEIVER
Switches the receiver between standby and on.

INPUT SELECT
INPUT

BD

DVD

TV

DVR/BDR

CD

CD-R

13
CH

ADAPTER iPod USB VIDEO 1

TUNER SIGNAL SEL

AUTO/
DIRECT

BD MENU
ALC/
STEREO STANDARD ADV SURR

AUDIO
PARAMETER

TUNE

ENTER

HOME
MENU
SETUP

TUNE

iPod CTRL

5 Input function buttons


Use to select the input source to this receiver (page 26). This
will enable you to control other components with the remote
control (page 45).

TUNER EDIT MASTER


VOLUME
TOOLS
MENU

PRESET

PRESET

TOP
MENU

14
BAND

RETURN

PTY SEARCH

MUTE

DTV/ TV

15
10

BASS

TRE

HDD

DVD

VCR

S.RETRIEVER SB CH CH SELECT

11

MIDNIGHT SPEAKERS

7
DIMMER
CLR
/ +10

6
LEV

LEV
ENTER

RECEIVER

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DISP

16

EQ
CH
PHASE
CH
SHIFT

3 RECEIVER
Switches the remote to control the receiver (used to select
the white commands above the number buttons
(MIDNIGHT, etc)). Also use this button to set up surround
sound (page 38) or Audio parameters (page 36).
4 INPUT SELECT
Use to select the input source (page 26).

VOL

VIDEO 2

TV
SOURCE CONTROL

1 SLEEP
Press to change the amount of time before the receiver
switches into standby (30 min 60 min 90 min Off). You
can check the remaining sleep time at any time by pressing
SLEEP once.

17

6 SIGNAL SEL
Press to select the audio input signal of the component to
play back (page 26).
7

Listening mode buttons


AUTO/DIRECT Switches between Auto surround mode
(page 33) and Stream Direct playback (page 34).
STEREO Press to select stereo playback (page 33).
ALC/STANDARD SURR Press for standard decoding
and to switch between the modes of 2 Pro Logic II, 2
Pro Logic IIx, 2 Pro Logic IIz and NEO:6, and the Auto
level control stereo mode (page 33).
ADV SURR Switches between the various surround
modes (page 34).
Press BD first to access:
BD MENU* Displays the disc menu of Blu-ray Discs.

8 System Setup and component control buttons


The following button controls can be accessed after you have
selected the corresponding input function button (BD, DVD,
etc.).
Press RECEIVER first to access:
AUDIO PARAMETER Use to access the Audio options
(page 36).

SETUP Press to access the System Setup menu


(page 38).
RETURN Confirm and exit the current menu screen.
Press BD, DVD or DVR/BDR first to access:
TOP MENU Displays the disc top menu of a Blu-ray
Disc/DVD.
HOME MENU Displays the HOME MENU screen.
RETURN Confirm and exit the current menu screen.
MENU Displays the TOOLS menu of Blu-ray Disc player.
Press TUNER first to access:
TUNER EDIT Memorizes/names stations for recall
(page 31).
BAND Switches between AM, FM ST (stereo) and FM
MONO radio bands (page 31).
PTY SEARCH Use to search for RDS program types
(page 32).
Press iPod USB first to access:
iPod CTRL Switches between the iPod controls and the
receiver controls (page 28).
9 /// (TUNE /, PRESET /), ENTER
Use the arrow buttons when setting up your surround sound
system (page 38). Also used to control Blu-ray Disc/DVD
menus/options.
Use TUNE / can be used to find radio frequencies and
PRESET / can be used to select preset radio stations
(page 31).
10 Component control buttons
The main buttons (, , etc.) are used to control a
component after you have selected it using the input function
buttons.
The controls above these buttons can be accessed after you
have selected the corresponding input function button (BD,
DVD, DVR/BDR and CD). These buttons also function as
described below.
Press RECEIVER first to access:
BASS /+, TRE /+ Use to adjust Bass or Treble.
These controls are disabled when the listening mode is
set to DIRECT or PURE DIRECT.

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When the front speaker is set at SMALL in the Speaker
Setting (or automatically via the Auto MCACC setup)
and the Crossover Network is set above 150 Hz, the
subwoofer channel level will be adjusted by pressing
BASS /+ (page 39).
Press TV first to access:
DTV/TV Switches between the DTV and analog TV input
modes for Pioneer TVs.
11 Number buttons and other component controls
Use the number buttons to directly select a radio frequency
(page 31) or the tracks on a CD, etc. There are other buttons
that can be accessed after RECEIVER is pressed. (For
example MIDNIGHT, etc.)
HDD*, DVD*, VCR* These buttons switch between the
hard disk, DVD and VCR controls for HDD/DVD/VCR
recorders.
S.RETRIEVER Press to restore CD quality sound to
compressed audio sources (page 34).
SB CH Press to select ON, AUTO or OFF the surround
back channel (page 35).
CH SELECT Press repeatedly to select a channel, then
use LEV +/ to adjust the level (page 39).
LEV +/ Use to adjust the channel level.
EQ Press to switch on/off Acoustic Calibration EQ
setting (page 34).
MIDNIGHT Switches to Midnight or Loudness listening
(page 36).
SPEAKERS See Switching the speaker terminal on
page 13.
PHASE Press to switch on/off Phase Control (page 35).
DIMMER Dims or brightens the display. The brightness
can be controlled in four steps.
12 SOURCE
Press to turn on/off other components connected to the
receiver (page 46).
13 TV CONTROL buttons
These buttons are dedicated to control the TV assigned to the
TV button. Thus if you only have one TV to hook up to this
system assign it to the TV button (page 46).
Use to turn on/off the power of the TV.

01
INPUT Use to select the TV input signal.
CH +/ Use to select channels.
VOL +/ Use to adjust the volume on your TV.
14 MASTER VOLUME +/
Use to set the listening volume.
15 MUTE
Mutes/unmutes the sound.
16 DISP
Switches the display of this unit. The listening mode, sound
volume, Speaker System (VSX-826)/Pre Out (VSX-821) setting
or input name can be checked by selecting an input source.
The Speaker System/Pre Out setting may or may not be
displayed, depending on the input source you have
selected.
17 SHIFT
Press to access the boxed commands (above the buttons)
on the remote. These buttons are marked with an asterisk (*)
in this section.

- When disposing of used batteries, please comply with

governmental regulations or environmental public


instructions rules that apply in your country or area.
- Do not use or store batteries in direct sunlight or other
excessively hot place, such as inside a car or near a
heater. This can cause batteries to leak, overheat,
explode or catch fire. It can also reduce the life or
performance of batteries.

Operating range of remote control


The remote control may not work properly if:
There are obstacles between the remote control and the
receivers remote sensor.
Direct sunlight or fluorescent light is shining onto the
remote sensor.
The receiver is located near a device that is emitting
infrared rays.
The receiver is operated simultaneously with another
infrared remote control unit.

Loading the batteries

30
30

The batteries included with the unit are to check initial


operations; they may not last over a long period. We
recommend using alkaline batteries that have a longer life.

7m

CAUTION
Incorrect use of batteries may result in such hazards as
leakage and bursting. Observe the following precautions:
- Never use new and old batteries together.
- Insert the plus and minus sides of the batteries properly
according to the marks in the battery case.
- Batteries with the same shape may have different
voltages. Do not use different batteries together.

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Chapter 2:

Important

Connecting your
equipment
Determining the speakers application
By connecting the left and right front speakers (L/R), the
center speaker (C), the left and right surround speakers (SL/
SR), the left and right surround back speakers (SBL/SBR) (or
the left and right front height speakers (FHL/FHR)), and the
subwoofer (SW), a surround sound system up to 7.1 channel
can be enjoyed.
The 5.1 channel surround system is the most commonlyused in home theaters. To achieve the best possible surround
sound, install your speakers as shown below.
5.1 channel surround
system:

6.1 channel surround


(Surround back) system:

L
C

SW

SW
SR
SB

SL

7.1 channel surround


(Front height) system:
R

FHR
R

FHL

SR

SL
SBL

En

Main zone
Speaker B

C
SW

SW

10

L
C

Another way, you can use the speakers connected to the B


speaker terminals to listen to stereo playback in another
room. See Switching the speaker terminal on page 13 for the
listening options with this setup.
VSX-826 only: You will not be able to connect the B
speakers if you connect the front height speakers in
the main zone. Further, if you use the B speakers, a
5.1 ch playback will be the maximum in the main zone.
(No sound is output from the surround back speaker.)

SR

SL

7.1 channel surround


(Surround back) system:

Some tips for improving sound quality

VSX-826 only: Both the surround back speakers and the


front height speakers can be connected at the same time.
In this case, sound will be output from either the front
height speaker or the surround back speaker depending
on which one was selected in the Speaker System
setting (see The Speaker System setting (VSX-826 only) on
page 41).
VSX-821 only: To connect the surround back or front
height speakers, an additional amplifier is required.
Connect the additional amplifier to the PRE OUT SURR
BACK/FRONT HEIGHT outputs of this unit and connect
the surround back or front height speakers to the
additional amplifier (see Connect the surround back or
front height speakers (In case of VSX-821) on page 11).

SBR

SR
SL

Where you put your speakers in the room has a big effect on
the quality of the sound. The following guidelines should help
you to get the best sound from your system.
It is best to angle the speakers towards the listening
position. The angle depends on the size of the room. Use
less of an angle for bigger rooms.
Refer to the chart below for placement of speakers you
intend to connect.
SW

FHL

FHR

30

30

120
SL

120
SR

60
SBL

SB

SBR

- Place the surround speakers at 120 from the center. If

you, (1) use the surround back speaker, and, (2) dont
use the front height speakers, we recommend placing
the surround speaker right beside you.
- If you intend to connect only one surround back
speakers, place it directly behind you.
- If the surround speakers cannot be set directly to the
side of the listening position with a 7.1-channel system,
the surround effect can be enhanced by turning off the
Up Mix function (see Setting the Up Mix function on
page 35).
For the best stereo effect, place the front speakers 2 m to
3 m apart, at equal distance from the TV.
If youre using a center speaker, place the front speakers
at a wider angle. If not, place them at a narrower angle.
Place the center speaker above or below the TV so that the
sound of the center channel is localized at the TV screen.
Also, make sure the center speaker does not cross the
line formed by the leading edge of the front left and right
speakers.

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Surround and surround back speakers should be
positioned 60 cm to 90 cm higher than your ears and
titled slight downward. Make sure the speakers dont face
each other. For DVD-Audio, the speakers should be more
directly behind the listener than for home theater
playback.
Try not to place the surround speakers farther away from
the listening position than the front and center speakers.
Doing so can weaken the surround sound effect.
Place the left and right front height speakers at least one
meter directly above the left and right front speakers.
If youre going to place speakers around your CRT TV, use
shielded speakers or place the speakers at a sufficient
distance from your CRT TV.
The subwoofer can be placed on the floor. Ideally, the
other speakers should be at about ear-level when youre
listening to them. Putting the speakers on the floor
(except the subwoofer), or mounting them very high on a
wall is not recommended.
When not connecting a subwoofer, connect speakers
with low frequency reproduction capabilities to the front
channel. (The subwoofers low frequency component is
played from the front speakers, so the speakers could be
damaged.)
After connecting, be sure to conduct the Auto
MCACC (speaker environment setting) procedure.
See Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC)
on page 24.

02

The receiver will work with just two stereo speakers (the front
speakers in the diagram) but using at least three speakers is
recommended, and a complete setup is best for surround
sound.
Make sure you connect the speaker on the right to the right
(R) terminal and the speaker on the left to the left (L) terminal.
Also make sure the positive and negative (+/) terminals on
the receiver match those on the speakers.
You can use speakers with a normal impedance between 6
and 16 .
Important
VSX-821 only: Note that only the front speakers are set to a
value between 12 and 16 if you select SPAB in
Switching the speaker terminal on page 13.
Be sure to complete all connections before connecting this unit
to the AC power source.

Bare wire connections

1 Twist exposed wire strands together.


2 Loosen terminal and insert exposed wire.
3 Tighten terminal.
1

CAUTION
Make sure that all speakers are securely installed. This
not only improves sound quality, but also reduces the risk
of damage or injury resulting from speakers being
knocked over or falling in the event of external shocks
such as earthquakes.

CAUTION

Connecting the speakers

10 mm

Connect the wires to the B Speakers terminals of the VSX-826


as shown below:

1 Twist exposed wire strands together.


2 Push open the tabs and insert exposed wire.
3 Release the tabs.
1

These speaker terminals carry HAZARDOUS LIVE


voltage. To prevent the risk of electric shock when
connecting or disconnecting the speaker cables,
disconnect the power cord before touching any
uninsulated parts.
Make sure that all the bare speaker wire is twisted
together and inserted fully into the speaker terminal. If
any of the bare speaker wire touches the back panel it
may cause the power to cut off as a safety measure.

Connect the surround back or front height


speakers (In case of VSX-826)
The Speaker System setting must be set if the above
connections are performed. Select Surr.Back if the surround
back speaker is connected and Height if the front height
speaker is connected (If neither the surround back speaker
nor the front height speaker is connected, either setting will
suffice) (see The Speaker System setting (VSX-826 only) on
page 41).
When using only one surround back speaker, connect it
to the SURROUND BACK L (Single) terminals.

Connect the surround back or front height


speakers (In case of VSX-821)
Connect the PRE OUT SURR BACK/FRONT HEIGHT outputs
of the unit and additional amplifier to add a surround back or
front height speaker.
The Pre Out setting must be set if the above connections are
performed. Select SURR.BACK if the surround back speaker
is connected and HEIGHT if the front height speaker is
connected (If neither the surround back speaker nor the front
height speaker is connected, either setting will suffice) (see
The Pre Out Setting (VSX-821 only) on page 42).
You can use the additional amplifier on the surround back
channel pre-outs for a single speaker as well. In this case
plug the amplifier into the left (L (Single)) terminal only.

10 mm

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VSX-826 connection diagram

VSX-821 connection diagram

The front height terminals can also be used for Speaker B.

Front right

Front left

Subwoofer

Center

Front height setting


LINE LEVEL
INPUT

Front height left

Front height right


Speaker B setting

Speaker B - left

Speaker B - right

HDMI

DVR/BDR IN

DVD IN

BD IN

COAXIAL

OUT

VIDEO 1 IN

IN 1

IN

IN

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

ASSIGNABLE

Front right

(CD)

Front left

Subwoofer

(TV/SAT) (CD-R/TAPE)

AUDIO

VIDEO

SURR BACK/
DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE FRONT HEIGHT

Center
MONITOR TV/SAT
OUT
IN

BD
IN

ADAPTER PORT

(Single) (
OUTPUT 5 V
0.1 A MAX)

OUT

PRE OUT

ANTENNA

LINE LEVEL
INPUT

CD
L

DVR/
BDR
OUT

IN

DVD IN IN

FM
UNBAL
75
AM LOOP

IN

IN 1
(DVD)

FRONT

CENTER

SURROUND

ASSIGNABLE

HDMI

DVR/BDR IN

DVD IN

BD IN

OUT

VIDEO 1 IN

COAXIAL
IN 1

IN

IN

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)

L
IN

IN

ASSIGNABLE

R
MONITOR
OUT
Y

(TV/SAT) (CD-R/TAPE)

(CD)

AUDIO

VIDEO

MONITOR TV/SAT
OUT
IN

BD
IN

BD

DVD

PRE OUT

Surround right

ANTENNA
CD
L

IN

TV/SAT

SPEAKERS

(OUTPUT 5 V
0.1 A MAX)

OUT

PR

ADAPTER PORT

L
OUT

DVR/
BDR
DVD IN IN

FM UNBAL
75

FRONT

CENTER

SURROUND

SURROUND BACK
R
L (Single)

FRONT HEIGHT /

Surround back or
front height speakers

R
R

L
IN

Surround left

AM LOOP

IN

IN 1
(DVD)
ASSIGN
ABLE
IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)

SUBWOOFER
PB

COMPONENT VIDEO

DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE

Right

IN

Left

R
MONITOR
OUT
Y

SUBWOOFER
PB

PR

COMPONENT VIDEO

Surround right

TV/SAT

BD

DVD

PRE OUT

Surround
back right

SPEAKERS

Surround
back left

When using only one surround back speaker, connect it


to the SURROUND BACK L (Single) terminals.

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R ANALOG L

AUDIO IN

Surround left

SPEAKER

Surround back or front height


channel amplifier

SPEAKER

Right

Left

Speaker B

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Switching the speaker terminal

Making cable connections

Three speaker system settings are possible using the


SPEAKERS button.
VSX-826 only: If you selected Surr.Back in The Speaker System
setting (VSX-826 only) on page 41, you can switch between
speakers using the SPEAKERS button. If you selected
Height, the button will simply switch your main speaker
terminal on or off. The options below are for the Surr.Back
setting only.

Make sure not to bend the cables over the top of this unit (as
shown in the illustration). If this happens, the magnetic field
produced by the transformers in this unit may cause a
humming noise from the speakers.

About HDMI

Use the SPEAKERS button on the front panel to select a


speaker terminal setting.
SPEAKERS

DIMMER

DISPLAY

Important
Press repeatedly to choose a speaker terminal option:
SPA Sound is output from the speakers connected to
the A-speaker terminals and PRE OUT SURR BACK/
FRONT HEIGHT (VSX-821 only) (multichannel playback is
possible).
SPB Sound is output from the two speakers connected
to the B-speaker terminals (only stereo playback is
possible).
SPAB Sound is output from the A-speaker terminals,
the two speakers in the B-speaker terminals, and the
subwoofer. Multichannel sources are downmixed only
when the STEREO or STEREO ALC mode is selected for
stereo output from A- and B-speaker terminals.
SP No sound is output from the speakers.
Note
The subwoofer output depends on the settings you made
in Speaker Setting on page 38. However, if SPB is
selected above, no sound is heard from the subwoofer
(the LFE channel is not downmixed).
VSX-821 only: You can use speakers with a normal
impedance between 6 and 16 . However, be aware
that only the front speakers are set to a value between
12 and 16 when you select SPAB.
All speaker terminals (except Speaker B connections) are
switched off when headphones are connected.

If the video signal does not appear on your TV, try


adjusting the resolution settings on your component or
display. Note that some components (such as video game
units) have resolutions that may not be displayed. In this
case, use a (analog) composite connection.
When the video signal from the HDMI is 480i, 480p, 576i
or 576p, Multi Ch PCM sound and HD sound cannot be
received.

Before making or changing connections, switch off the


power and disconnect the power cord from the AC outlet.
Before unplugging the power cord, switch the power into
standby.

HDMI cables
Both video and sound signals can be transmitted
simultaneously with one cable. If connecting the player and
the TV via this receiver, for both connections, we recommend
using HDMI cables.

HDM
I

Be careful to connect the terminal in the proper direction.


Note
Set the HDMI parameter in Setting the Audio options on
page 36 to THRU (THROUGH) and set the input signal in
Selecting the audio input signal on page 26 to HDMI, if you
want to hear HDMI audio output from your TV (no sound
will be heard from this receiver).

The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed digital video,


as well as almost every kind of digital audio that the
connected component is compatible with, including DVDVideo, DVD-Audio, SACD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD,
DTS-HD Master Audio (see below for limitations), Video CD/
Super VCD and CD.
This receiver incorporates High-Definition Multimedia
Interface (HDMI) technology.
This receiver supports the functions described below through
HDMI connections.
Digital transfer of uncompressed video (contents
protected by HDCP (1080p/24, 1080p/60, etc.))
3D signal transfer
Deep Color signal transfer
x.v.Color signal transfer
Audio Return Channel
Input of multi-channel linear PCM digital audio signals
(192 kHz or less) for up to 8 channels
Input of the following digital audio formats:
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, High bitrate
audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio), DVDAudio, CD, SACD (DSD 2 ch only), Video CD, Super VCD
Synchronized operation with components using the
Control with HDMI function (see Control with HDMI
function on page 43)
Note
Use a High Speed HDMI cable. If HDMI cable other than
a High Speed HDMI cable is used, it may not work
properly.
When an HDMI cable with a built-in equalizer is
connected, it may not operate properly.

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3D, Deep Color, x.v.Color signal transfer and Audio
Return Channel are only possible when connected to a
compatible component.
HDMI format digital audio transmissions require a longer
time to be recognized. Due to this, interruption in the
audio may occur when switching between audio formats
or beginning playback.
Turning on/off the device connected to this units HDMI
OUT terminal during playback, or disconnecting/
connecting the HDMI cable during playback, may cause
noise or interrupted audio.
HDMI, the HDMI Logo and High-Definition Multimedia
Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI
Licensing, LLC in the United States and other countries.
x.v.Color and
Corporation.

are trademarks of Sony

Note
When connecting optical cables, be careful when
inserting the plug not to damage the shutter protecting
the optical socket.
When storing optical cable, coil loosely. The cable may be
damaged if bent around sharp corners.
You can also use a standard RCA video cable for coaxial
digital connections.

Video cables
Standard RCA video cables
These cables are the most common type of video connection
and are used to connect to the composite video terminals.
The yellow plugs distinguish them from cables for audio.
VID

EO

Analog audio cables


Use stereo RCA phono cables to connect analog audio
components. These cables are typically red and white, and
you should connect the red plugs to R (right) terminals and
white plugs to L (left) terminals.
L

White (Left)

AUD
IO

Yellow

Component video cables


Use component video cables to get the best possible color
reproduction of your video source. The color signal of the TV
is divided into the luminance (Y) signal and the color (PB and
PR) signals and then output. In this way, interference between
the signals is avoided.
CO

Red (Right)

Digital audio cables


Commercially available coaxial digital audio cables or optical
cables should be used to connect digital components to this
receiver.
Coaxial digital
audio cable

OPT

ICA
IN L

Optical cable

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En

MP

ON

EN
TV
IDE
PB
O
PR

Green (Y)

Blue (PB)

COA

XIA
IN L

Red (PR)

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About the video converter


(VSX-826 only)
The video converter ensures that all video sources are output
from HDMI OUT terminal. The only exception is HDMI: since
this resolution cannot be downsampled, you must connect
your monitor/TV to the receivers HDMI video outputs when
connecting this video source.
Playback
component

Terminal for connection with source device

IN

IN
IN
Y

HDMI

PB

PR

COMPONENT VIDEO

VIDEO

Note
If several video components are assigned to the same
input function, the converter gives priority to HDMI,
component, then composite (in that order).
If the video signal does not appear on your TV, try
adjusting the resolution settings on your component or
display. Note that some components (such as video game
units) have resolutions that may not be converted. In this
case, try switching Video Converter OFF (see Video
Converter on page 41).
The signal input resolutions that can be converted from
the component video input for the HDMI output are 480i/
576i, 480p/576p, 720p and 1080i. 1080p signal cannot be
converted.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology
that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual
property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology
must be authorized by Rovi Corporation, and is intended for
home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise
authorized by Rovi Corporation. Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.

About video outputs connection


(VSX-821 only)
This receiver is not loaded with a video converter. When you
use component video cables or HDMI cables for connecting
to the input device, the same cables should be used for
connecting to the TV.
The signals input from the analog (composite and
component) video inputs of this unit will not be output from
the HDMI OUT.
Playback
component

Terminal for connection with source device

IN

IN
IN
Y

HDMI

PB

PR

COMPONENT VIDEO

MONITOR
OUT

OUT
MONITOR
OUT

OUT
MONITOR
OUT
Y

HDMI

PB

COMPONENT VIDEO

MONITOR
OUT
Y

HDMI

PR

VIDEO

VIDEO

PB

PR

COMPONENT VIDEO

VIDEO

Terminal for connection with TV monitor

Terminal for connection with TV monitor

The OSD will


not appear.

TV

TV
Video signals can be output.
Video signals can be output.

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VSX-821

Connecting a TV and playback components


HDMI

DVR/BDR IN

DVD IN

BD IN

OUT

VIDEO 1 IN

COAXIAL
IN 1

Connecting using HDMI


If you have an HDMI or DVI (with HDCP) equipped
component (Blu-ray Disc player, etc.), you can connect it to
this receiver using a commercially available HDMI cable.
If the TV and playback components support the Control with
HDMI feature, the convenient Control with HDMI functions
can be used (see Control with HDMI function on page 43).
The following connection/setting is required to listen to
the sound of the TV over this receiver.
- If the TV does not support the HDMI Audio Return
Channel function, connect the receiver and TV with
audio cables (as shown).
- If the TV supports the HDMI Audio Return Channel
function, the sound of the TV is input to the receiver via
the HDMI terminal, so there is no need to connect an
audio cable. In this case, set ARC at HDMI Setup to ON
(see HDMI Setup on page 43).
Important
VSX-821 only:
- If the receiver is connected to a TV using an HDMI cable,
the on-screen display (OSD) will not be displayed. Be
sure to use a standard RCA analog video cable to
connect. In this case, switch the TV input to analog to
see the OSD screen (for setup, etc.) on the TV.
- When the Control with HDMI function is ON and the
receiver is connected to a compatible TV with an HDMI
cable, and you switch the input of the TV to composite
or component, the input of the receiver may
automatically switch to TV/SAT. If this happens, switch
the receivers input back to the original input, or turn
OFF the Control with HDMI function (see HDMI Setup
on page 43).

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IN

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

(TV/SAT) (CD-R/TAPE)

(CD)

AUDIO
SURR BACK/
DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE FRONT HEIGHT

VIDEO

MONITOR
MONITOR TV/SAT
OUT
OUT
IN

BD
IN

ADAPTER PORT

(Single) (
OUTPUT 5 V
0.1 A MAX)

OUT

PRE OUT

ANTENNA

R
CD
L

DVR/
BDR
OUT

IN

DVD IN IN

FM
UNBAL
75
AM LOOP

IN

IN 1
(DVD)

FRONT

CENTER

ASSIGNABLE

IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)

L
IN

IN
R

MONITOR
OUT
Y

SUBWOOFER
PB

PR

TV/SAT

BD

COMPONENT VIDEO

DVD

PRE OUT

HDMI OUT

HDMI/DVI-compatible
Blu-ray Disc player

VIDEO IN

HDMI IN

VSX-821 only: This


connection is necessary
in order to see the OSD
of the unit on the TV.

R
L
OPTICAL
ANALOG AUDIO OUT DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
Select one

If the TV does not support


the HDMI Audio Return
Channel function, this
connection is required to
listen to the TV sound over
the receiver.

HDMI/DVI-compatible TV

16

IN

ASSIGNABLE

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Connecting your TV with no HDMI input

VSX-826

This diagram shows connections of a TV (with no HDMI


input) and DVD player (or other playback component) to the
receiver.
With these connections, the picture is not output to the
TV even if the DVD player is connected with an HDMI
cable. Connect the DVD players video signals using a
composite or component cable.
Connect using an HDMI cable to listen to HD audio on the
receiver. Do not use an HDMI cable to input video signals.
Depending on the video component, it may not be
possible to output signals connected by HDMI and other
methods simultaneously, and it may be necessary to
make output settings. Please refer to the operating
instructions supplied with your component for more
information.
If both TV and player has a component video jacks, you
can connect these too. See Using the component video
jacks on page 20 for more on this.

HDMI

DVR/BDR IN

DVD IN

BD IN

OUT

VIDEO 1 IN

COAXIAL
IN 1

IN

IN

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

ASSIGNABLE
(TV/SAT) (CD-R/TAPE)

(CD)

AUDIO

VIDEO

DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE
MONITOR TV/SAT
OUT
IN

BD
IN

ADAPTER PORT

(OUTPUT 5 V
0.1 A MAX)

OUT

ANTENNA

R
CD

DVR/
BDR

L
OUT

IN

DVD IN IN

FM UNBAL
75

AM LOOP

IN

IN 1
(DVD)

FRONT

CENTER

ASSIGN
ABLE
IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)

L
IN

IN
R
SUBWOOFER

MONITOR
OUT
Y

PB

PR

TV/SAT

BD

DVD

COMPONENT VIDEO

PRE OUT

Note
In order to listen to the audio from the DVD player that is
connected to this receiver using an optical cable or a
coaxial cable, first, switch to the DVD input, then press
SIGNAL SEL to choose the audio signal O2 (OPTICAL2) or
C1 (COAXIAL1) (see Selecting the audio input signal on
page 26).
OPTICAL
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
VIDEO IN

ANALOG AUDIO OUT

Select one

VIDEO OUT
R

This connection is
required in order to
listen to the sound of
the TV over the
receiver.

TV

ANALOG AUDIO OUT

OPTICAL
COAXIAL
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
Select one

HDMI OUT

DVD player

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Connecting your DVD player with no HDMI


output (VSX-826 only)

HDMI

This diagram shows connections of a TV (with HDMI input)


and DVD player (or other playback component with no HDMI
output) to the receiver.
If your player has a component video output, you can
connect these too. See Using the component video jacks
on page 20 for more on this.
The following connection/setting is required to listen to
the sound of the TV over this receiver.
- If the TV does not support the HDMI Audio Return
Channel function, connect the receiver and TV with
audio cables (as shown).
- If the TV supports the HDMI Audio Return Channel
function, the sound of the TV is input to the receiver via
the HDMI terminal, so there is no need to connect an
audio cable. In this case, set ARC at HDMI Setup to ON
(see HDMI Setup on page 43).

DVR/BDR IN

DVD IN

BD IN

OUT

VIDEO 1 IN

COAXIAL
IN 1

IN

IN

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

ASSIGNABLE
(TV/SAT) (CD-R/TAPE)

(CD)

AUDIO

VIDEO

DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE
MONITOR TV/SAT
OUT
IN

BD
IN

ADAPTER PORT

(OUTPUT 5 V
0.1 A MAX)

OUT

ANTENNA
CD

DVR/
BDR

L
OUT

IN

DVD IN IN

FM UNBAL
75
AM LOOP

IN

IN 1
(DVD)

FRONT

CENTER

ASSIGNABLE

IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)

L
IN

IN
R

MONITOR
OUT
Y

SUBWOOFER
PB

PR

TV/SAT

BD

DVD

COMPONENT VIDEO

PRE OUT

Note
In order to listen to the audio from the DVD player that is
connected to this receiver using an optical cable or a
coaxial cable, first, switch to the DVD input, then press
SIGNAL SEL to choose the audio signal O2 (OPTICAL2) or
C1 (COAXIAL1) (see Selecting the audio input signal on
page 26).

HDMI IN

R
L
OPTICAL
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT ANALOG AUDIO OUT
Select one

If the TV does not support


the HDMI Audio Return
Channel function, this
connection is required to
listen to the TV sound
over the receiver.
TV

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VIDEO OUT
R
L
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
Select one

DVD player

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Connecting a satellite receiver or other digital set-top box


Satellite and cable receivers, and terrestrial digital TV tuners are all examples of so-called settop boxes.
If the set-top box or video component also has an HDMI or a component video output, you
can connect this too. See Connecting using HDMI on page 16 or Using the component
video jacks on page 20 for more on this.
HDMI

DVR/BDR IN

DVD IN

BD IN

OUT

VIDEO 1 IN

COAXIAL
IN 1

IN

IN

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

ASSIGNABLE
(TV/SAT) (CD-R/TAPE)

(CD)

Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, Blu-ray Disc recorder and other


video sources
This receiver has audio/video inputs and outputs suitable for connecting analog or digital
video recorders, including HDD/DVD recorders and Blu-ray Disc recorders.
Only the signals that are input to the VIDEO IN terminal can be output from the VIDEO OUT
terminal.
Audio signals that are input through the digital terminal will not be output from the analog
terminal.
VSX-826
HDMI

AUDIO

VIDEO

DVR/BDR IN

DVD IN

BD IN

OUT

VIDEO 1 IN

COAXIAL
IN 1

DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE
MONITOR TV/SAT
OUT
IN

BD
IN

OUT

CD
L
IN

DVD IN IN

FM UNBAL
75

MONITOR TV/SAT
OUT
IN

AM LOOP

FRONT

TV/SAT

L
IN

DVD IN IN

AM LOOP

FRONT

CENTER

ASSIGN
ABLE
IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)

DVD

COMPONENT VIDEO

FM UNBAL
75

IN

IN 1
(DVD)

IN

BD

ANTENNA
CD

OUT

SUBWOOFER
PR

(OUTPUT 5 V
0.1 A MAX)

DVR/
BDR

PB

ADAPTER PORT

L
OUT

IN

BD
IN

CENTER

R
MONITOR
OUT
Y

ASSIGNABLE

DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE

IN

IN 1
(DVD)
ASSIGN
ABLE
IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)

OPTICAL

AUDIO

VIDEO

ANTENNA

OUT

IN

(TV/SAT) (CD-R/TAPE)

(CD)

(OUTPUT 5 V
0.1 A MAX)

DVR/
BDR

IN

ASSIGNABLE

ADAPTER PORT

L
IN

PRE OUT

IN
R

VSX-826

MONITOR
OUT
Y

SUBWOOFER
PB

PR

TV/SAT

BD

DVD

COMPONENT VIDEO

VIDEO OUT

ANALOG AUDIO OUT

PRE OUT

COAXIAL
OPTICAL
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT

Select one

R
R

ANALOG AUDIO IN

Set-top box, etc.

Note
In order to listen to the audio from the source component that is connected to this receiver
using a coaxial cable, first, switch to the TV/SAT, then press SIGNAL SEL to choose the
audio signal C1 (COAXIAL1) (see Selecting the audio input signal on page 26).

ANALOG AUDIO OUT

VIDEO IN

VIDEO OUT

OPTICAL
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT

Select one

HDD/DVD recorder, Blu-ray


Disc recorder, etc.

Note
In order to listen to the audio from the source component that is connected to this receiver
using an optical cable, first, switch to the DVR/BDR input, then press SIGNAL SEL to
choose the audio signal O2 (OPTICAL2) (see Selecting the audio input signal on page 26).

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Using the component video jacks

Connecting other audio components

Component video should deliver superior picture quality when compared to composite video.
A further advantage (if your source and TV are both compatible) is progressive-scan video,
which delivers a very stable, flicker-free picture. See the manuals that came with your TV and
source component to check whether they are compatible with progressive-scan video.
For the audio connection, refer to Connecting your TV with no HDMI input on page 17.

The number and kind of connections depends on the kind of component youre connecting.
Follow the steps below to connect a CD-R, MD, DAT, tape recorder or other audio component.
Note that you must connect digital components to analog audio jacks if you want to record
to/from digital components (like an MD) to/from analog components.
HDMI

Important

DVR/BDR IN

DVD IN

BD IN

OUT

VIDEO 1 IN

COAXIAL
IN 1

IN

IN

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

ASSIGNABLE

If you connect any source component to the receiver using a component video input, you
must also have your TV connected to this receivers COMPONENT VIDEO MONITOR OUT
jacks.
If necessary, assign the component video inputs to the input source youve connected.
This only needs to be done if you didnt connect according to the following defaults:
- COMPONENT VIDEO IN 1: DVD
- COMPONENT VIDEO IN 2: DVR/BDR
See The Input Assign menu on page 40 for more on this.

AUDIO

VIDEO

DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE
MONITOR TV/SAT
OUT
IN

BD
IN

BD
IN

CD

OUT

IN

DVD IN IN

L
OUT

DVD IN IN

IN

FM UNBAL
75

AM LOOP

FRONT

CENTER

ASSIGN
ABLE
IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)

L
IN

IN

MONITOR
OUT
Y

SUBWOOFER
PB

PR

COMPONENT VIDEO

TV/SAT

BD

DVD

PRE OUT

AM LOOP

IN

IN 1
(DVD)

FM UNBAL
L 75
IN

IN 1
(DVD)

VSX-826

ANTENNA
CD

DVR/
BDR

ANTENNA

(OUTPUT 5 V
0.1 A MAX)

(OUTPUT 5 V
0.1 A MAX)

DVR/
BDR

ADAPTER PORT

L
OUT

ADAPTER PORT

L
OUT

DVR/BDR CD R/TAPE
MONITOR TV/SAT
OUT
IN

(TV/SAT) (CD-R/TAPE)

(CD)

FRONT

CENTER

ASSIGN
ABLE
IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)

L
IN

IN
R

VSX-826

MONITOR
OUT
Y

SUBWOOFER
PR

PB

TV/SAT

COMPONENT VIDEO

BD

DVD

PRE OUT

R
R

REC L
ANALOG AUDIO IN

PR

PB

COMPONENT VIDEO OUT

PR

PB

COMPONENT VIDEO IN

TV

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DVD player

ANALOG AUDIO OUT

COAXIAL
OPTICAL
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT

Select one

CD-R, MD, DAT, Tape recorder, etc.

Note
In order to listen to the audio from the CD player that is connected to this receiver using a
coaxial cable, first, switch to the CD-R input, then press SIGNAL SEL to choose the audio
signal C1 (COAXIAL1) (see Selecting the audio input signal on page 26).

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Connecting optional Bluetooth ADAPTER

Connecting antennas

Using external antennas

When the Bluetooth ADAPTER (Pioneer Model No. AS-BT100


or AS-BT200) is connected to this unit, a product equipped
with Bluetooth wireless technology (portable cell phone,
digital music player, etc.) can be used to listen to music
wirelessly.

Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire antenna as


shown below. To improve reception and sound quality,
connect external antennas (see Using external antennas
below).

To improve FM reception

fig. a

Connect a Bluetooth ADAPTER to the ADAPTER PORT


terminal on the rear panel.
For instructions on playing the Bluetooth wireless
technology device, see Pairing the Bluetooth ADAPTER
and Bluetooth wireless technology device on page 30.

fig. b

One-touch
PAL connector

Important

ANTENNA

Do not move the receiver with the Bluetooth ADAPTER


connected. Doing so could cause damage or faulty
contact.
HDMI

DVR/BDR IN

DVD IN

BD IN

OUT

VIDEO 1 IN

COAXIAL
IN 1

IN

IN

AS

BD
IN

AM LOOP

(OUTPUT 5 V
0.1 A MAX)

ANTENNA

R
CD

DVR/
BDR

L
IN

DVD IN IN

FM UNBAL
75

Connect a 5 m to 6 m length of vinyl-coated wire to the AM


antenna terminal without disconnecting the supplied AM
loop antenna.
For the best possible reception, suspend horizontally
outdoors.

AM LOOP

IN

IN 1
(DVD)

FRONT

ASSIGN
ABLE
IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)

IN
SUBWOOFER

PB

PR

COMPONENT VIDEO

TV/SAT

BD

Outdoor
antenna

1 Push open the tabs, then insert one wire fully into each
terminal, then release the tabs to secure the AM antenna
wires.

L
IN

R
MONITOR
OUT
Y

ADAPTER PORT

L
OUT

To improve AM reception

FM UNBAL
75

(TV/SAT) (CD-R/TAP

DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE
MONITOR TV/SAT
OUT
IN

75 coaxial cable
ANTENNA

AUDIO

VIDEO

FM UNBAL
75

ASSIGNABLE
(CD)

OUT

Use a PAL connector (not supplied) to connect an external


FM antenna.

DVD

PRE OUT

VSX-826
Bluetooth ADAPTER

ANTENNA

2 Fix the AM loop antenna to the attached stand.

FM UNBAL
75

To fix the stand to the antenna, bend in the direction


indicated by the arrow (fig. a) then clip the loop onto the
stand (fig. b).

3 Place the AM antenna on a flat surface and in a direction


giving the best reception.
4 Connect the FM wire antenna into the FM antenna

AM LOOP

Indoor antenna
(vinyl-coated wire)

5 m to 6 m

socket.
For best results, extend the FM antenna fully and fix to a wall
or door frame. Dont drape loosely or leave coiled up.

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Connecting to the front panel video terminal

Connecting an iPod

Connecting a USB device

Front video connections are accessed via the front panel


using the INPUT SELECTOR or VIDEO2 button on the remote
control. There are standard audio/video jacks. Hook them up
the same way you made the rear panel connections.
Push down on the PUSH OPEN tab to access the front
video connections.

This receiver has a dedicated iPod terminal that will allow you
to control playback of audio content from your iPod using the
controls of this receiver.

It is possible to listen to two-channel audio using the USB


interface on the front of this receiver.

CONTROL

ON / OFF

Switch the receiver into standby, and then use the iPod
cable to connect your iPod to the iPod terminal on the front
panel of this receiver.
Push down on the PUSH OPEN tab to access the iPod
terminal.
For the cable connection, refer to also the operating
instructions for iPod.
For instructions on playing the iPod, see Playing an iPod
on page 27.

CONTROL

VIDEO 2 INPUT

PHONES

5V

MCACC
SETUP MIC

AUDIO R

iPod
iPhone
VIDEO iPad

CONTROL

ON / OFF

5V

MCACC
SETUP MIC

VIDEO 2 INPUT
5V

MCACC
SETUP MIC

AUDIO R

VIDEO

iPod
iPhone
iPad

AUDIO R

VIDEO

2.1 A

USB

This receiver
USB mass
storage device

This receiver
AUDIO
VIDEO
OUTPUT

Music

iPod cable

Genius
Playlists
Artists
Albums
Songs
Radio
Genres
Composers
Audiobooks

>

MENU

iPod

VSX-821 only: When the Control with HDMI function is


ON and the receiver is connected to a compatible TV with
an HDMI cable, and you switch the input of the TV when
the receiver's selection is iPod USB input, the receiver
may automatically switch to TV/SAT. If this happens,
switch the receiver's input back to the original input, or
turn OFF the Control with HDMI function (see HDMI
Setup on page 43).
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VIDEO 2 INPUT

PHONES

PHONES

22

ON / OFF

2.1 A

USB

This receiver

Video camera, etc.

Switch the receiver into standby then connect your USB


device to the USB terminal on the front panel of this
receiver.
Push down on the PUSH OPEN tab to access the USB
terminal.
This receiver does not support a USB hub.
For instructions on playing the USB device, see Playing a
USB device on page 28.

iPod
iPhone
iPad

2.1 A

USB

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Plugging in the receiver


Only plug in after you have connected all your components to
this receiver, including the speakers.
CAUTION
Handle the power cord by the plug part. Do not pull out
the plug by tugging the cord, and never touch the power
cord when your hands are wet, as this could cause a short
circuit or electric shock. Do not place the unit, a piece of
furniture, or other object on the power cord or pinch the
cord in any other way. Never make a knot in the cord or tie
it with other cables. The power cords should be routed so
that they are not likely to be stepped on. A damaged
power cord can cause a fire or give you an electric shock.
Check the power cord once in a while. If you find it
damaged, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized
independent service company for a replacement.
Do not use any power cord other than the one supplied
with this unit.
Do not use the supplied power cord for any purpose other
than that described below.
The receiver should be disconnected by removing the
mains plug from the wall socket when not in regular use,
e.g., when on vacation.
Note
After this receiver is connected to an AC outlet, a 2
second to 10 second HDMI initialization process begins.
You cannot carry out any operations during this process.
The HDMI indicator in the front panel display blinks
during this process, and you can turn on this receiver
once it has stopped blinking. When you set the Control
with HDMI to OFF, you can skip this process. For details
about the Control with HDMI feature, see Control with
HDMI function on page 43.

1 Plug the supplied power cord into the AC IN socket on


the back of the receiver.
2 Plug the other end into a power outlet.

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Chapter 3:

Basic Setup
Canceling the demo display
The display on the front panel shows various information
(demo displays) when the receiver is not operating.
You can turn off the demo display. For details, see The FL
Demo Mode menu on page 42.
The demo mode is canceled automatically when the Auto
MCACC setup is performed (see below).

VSX-826 only: When both the surround back speaker and


the front height speaker are connected, conduct Auto
MCACC setup twice: once with the Speaker System
setting is in Surr.Back and once with the Speaker System
setting is in Height. (There is no need to conduct Auto
MCACC setup every time the Speaker System setting is
changed.)
VSX-821 only: If you connected either the surround back
speaker or the front height speaker, make sure that the
Pre Out setting is correctly set before performing the Auto
MCACC setup (see page 42). (Here is an explanation
using the OSD screen for a surround back speaker
connection.)
PARAMETER

CAUTION
The test tones used in the Auto MCACC setup are output
at high volume.
Important
VSX-821 only: The OSD will not appear if you have
connected using the HDMI output to your TV. Use
composite connections for system setup.
The Auto MCACC setup will overwrite any existing
speaker settings youve made.
Before using the Auto MCACC setup, the iPod USB input
should not be selected as an input source.

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RECEIVER

INPUT SELECT

DVD

AUDIO R

VIDEO

iPod
iPhone
iPad

2.1 A

USB

Microphone

MENU

ENTER

INPUT
BD

5V

MCACC
SETUP MIC

TV
SOURCE CONTROL

PRESET

The Auto Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC) setup


measures the acoustic characteristics of your listening area,
taking into account ambient noise, speaker size and
distance, and tests for both channel delay and channel level.
After you have set up the microphone provided with your
system, the receiver uses the information from a series of test
tones to optimize the speaker settings and equalization for
your particular room.

VIDEO 2 INPUT

PHONES

VOLUME

TOOLS

TUNE

TOP
MENU

RECEIVER SLEEP

ON / OFF

PRESET

Automatically setting up for surround sound


(MCACC)

CONTROL

TV

HOME
MENU
SETUP

iPod CTRL
PTY SEARCH

Tripod
T UN E

BAND

RETURN
DTV/ TV

MUTE

1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.


2 Switch the TV input so that it connects to the receiver.
VSX-821 only: Switch the TV input to the input that
connects this receiver to the TV through the
corresponding composite or component cable.

3 Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC jack


on the front panel.
Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and
the microphone.

If you have a tripod, use it to place the microphone so that its


about ear level at your normal listening position. Otherwise,
place the microphone at ear level using a table or a chair.

4 Press RECEIVER on the remote control, then press the


SETUP button.
The System Setup menu appears on your TV. Use ///
and ENTER on the remote control to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the
current menu.
Press SETUP at any time to exit the System Setup menu.
If you cancel the Auto MCACC setup at any time, the
receiver automatically exits and no settings will be made.
The screensaver automatically starts after three minutes
of inactivity.

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5 Select Auto MCACC from the System Setup menu, then


press ENTER.
System Setup

8 Confirm the speaker configuration.


The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the actual
speakers you have.

System Setup

1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual SP Setup
3.Input Assign
4.Speaker System
5.Video Parameter
6.HDMI Setup
7.Auto Power Down
8.FL Demo Mode

1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual SP Setup
3.Input Assign
4.Pre Out Setting
5.HDMI Setup
6.Auto Power Down
7.FL Demo Mode
Return

1.Auto MCACC
Check!
Front
Center
Surr
Surr. Back
Subwoofer

[ YES ]
[ YES ]
[ YES ]
[YESx2]
[ YES ]

Return

(VSX-826)

(VSX-821)

MIC IN blinks when the microphone is not connected to


MCACC SETUP MIC jack.
Try to be as quiet as possible after pressing ENTER. The
system outputs a series of test tones to establish the ambient
noise level.

6 Follow the instructions on-screen.


Make sure the microphone is connected.
Make sure the subwoofer is on and the volume is turned
up.
When using surround back or front height speakers, turn
on the power to the amplifier to which the surround back
or front height speakers are connected, and adjust the
sound level to the desired level.
See below for notes regarding background noise and
other possible interference.

7 Wait for the test tones to finish.


A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver
outputs test tones to determine the speakers present in your
setup. Try to be as quiet as possible while its doing this.

10:Next

OK
Return

With error messages (such as Too much ambient noise)


select RETRY after checking for ambient noise (see Other
problems when using the Auto MCACC setup below).
If the speaker configuration displayed isnt correct, use /
to select the speaker and / to change the setting. When
youre finished, go to the next step.
If you see an error message (ERR) in the right side column,
there may be a problem with the speaker connection. If
selecting RETRY doesnt fix the problem, turn off the power
and check the speaker connections.

9 Make sure OK is selected, then press ENTER.


If the screen in step 7 is left untouched for 10 seconds and
ENTER is not pressed in step 8, the Auto MCACC setup will
start automatically as shown.
1.Auto MCACC
Now Analyzing
Surround Analyzing
Speaker System
Speaker Distance
Channel Level
Acoustic Cal EQ

10 The Auto MCACC setup has finished! You return to the


System Setup menu.
The settings made in the Auto MCACC setup should give you
excellent surround sound from your system, but it is also
possible to adjust these settings manually using the System
Setup menu (starting on page 38).
Note
Depending on the characteristics of your room,
sometimes identical speakers with cone sizes of around
12 cm will end up with different size settings. You can
correct the setting manually using the Speaker Setting on
page 38.
The subwoofer distance setting may be farther than the
actual distance from the listening position. This setting
should be accurate (taking delay and room
characteristics into account) and generally does not need
to be changed.

Other problems when using the Auto MCACC


setup
If the room environment is not optimal for the Auto MCACC
setup (too much background noise, echo off the walls,
obstacles blocking the speakers from the microphone) the
final settings may be incorrect. Check for household
appliances (air conditioner, fridge, fan, etc.), that may be
affecting the environment and switch them off if necessary. If
there are any instructions showing in the front panel display,
please follow them.
Some older TVs may interfere with the operation of the
microphone. If this seems to be happening, switch off the
TV when doing the Auto MCACC setup.

Return

1.Auto MCACC
Now Analyzing
Environment Check
Ambient Noise
Speaker YES/NO

Return

For correct speaker settings, do not adjust the volume


during the test tones.

A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver


outputs more test tones to determine the optimum receiver
settings for channel level, speaker distance, and Acoustic
Calibration EQ.
Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is happening.
It may take 1 to 3 minutes.

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Chapter 4:

If you selected the proper input source and there is still no


sound, select the audio input signal for playback (see
Selecting the audio input signal below).

Basic playback

4 Press AUTO/DIRECT to select AUTO SURROUND and


Playing a source
Here are the basic instructions for playing a source (such as
a DVD disc) with your home theater system.
AUTO/
DIRECT
RECEIVER SLEEP

BD MENU
ALC/
STEREO STANDARD ADV SURR

TV
SOURCE CONTROL
AUDIO
PARAMETER

RECEIVER

INPUT SELECT

CD

CD-R

TUNE

TOP
MENU

TV

ENTER

CH
HOME
MENU
SETUP

TUNER SIGNAL SEL

TUNE

iPod CTRL

ADAPTER iPod USB VIDEO 1

VIDEO 2

PRESET

DVR/BDR

DVD

PRESET

INPUT
BD

TUNER EDIT MASTER


VOLUME
TOOLS
MENU

BAND

RETURN

PTY SEARCH

DTV/ TV

MUTE

VOL
BASS

TRE

1 Switch on your system components and receiver.


Start by switching on the playback component (for example a
DVD player), your TV and subwoofer (if you have one), then
the receiver (press RECEIVER).
Make sure the setup microphone is disconnected.

2 Switch the TV input to the input that connects this


receiver.
For example, if you connected this receiver to the VIDEO
jacks on your TV, make sure that the VIDEO input is now
selected.

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3 Press input function buttons to select the input function


you want to play.
The input of the receiver will switch over, and you will be
able to operate other components using the remote
control. To operate the receiver, first press RECEIVER on
the remote control, then press the appropriate button to
operate.
The input source can also be selected by using INPUT
SELECT
buttons on the remote control, or by
using the front panel INPUT SELECTOR dial. In this case,
the remote control wont switch operational modes.

start playback of the source.


If youre playing a Dolby Digital or DTS surround sound DVD
disc, with a digital audio connection, you should hear
surround sound. If youre playing a stereo source or if the
connection is an analog audio connection, you will only hear
sound from the front left/right speakers in the default
listening mode.
It is possible to check on the front panel display whether or
not surround sound playback is being performed properly.
When using a surround back speaker, 2D+PLIIx is
displayed when playing Dolby Digital 5.1-channel signals,
and DTS+NEO:6 is displayed when playing DTS 5.1-channel
signals.
When not using a surround back speaker, 2D is displayed
when playing Dolby Digital signals.
If the display does not correspond to the input signal and
listening mode, check the connections and settings.
Note
You may need to check the digital audio output settings
on your DVD player or digital satellite receiver. It should
be set to output Dolby Digital, DTS and 88.2 kHz/96 kHz
PCM (2 channel) audio, and if there is an MPEG audio
option, set this to convert the MPEG audio to PCM.
Depending on your DVD player or source discs, you may
only get digital 2 channel stereo and analog sound. In this
case, the receiver must be set to a multichannel listening
mode if you want multichannel surround sound.

5 Use MASTER VOLUME to adjust the volume level.


Turn down the volume of your TV so that all sound is coming
from the speakers connected to this receiver.

Selecting the audio input signal


The audio input signal can be selected for each input source.
Once it is set, the audio input that was selected will be
applied whenever you select the input source using the input
function buttons.
DVR/BDR

CD

CD-R

CH

ADAPTER iPod USB VIDEO 1

VIDEO 2

TUNER SIGNAL SEL

VOL

Press SIGNAL SEL to select the audio input signal


corresponding to the source component.
Each press cycles through the following:
H Selects an HDMI signal. H can be selected for BD,
DVD, DVR/BDR or VIDEO1 input. For other inputs, H
cannot be selected.
- When the HDMI option in Setting the Audio options on
page 36 is set to THRU, the sound will be heard through
your TV, not from this receiver.
A Selects the analog inputs.
C1/O1/O2 Selects the digital input. The coaxial 1 input
is selected for C1, and the optical 1 or 2 audio input is
selected for O1 or O2.
When H (HDMI) or C1/O1/O2 (digital) is selected and the
selected audio input is not provided, A (analog) is
automatically selected.
Note
VIDEO1 input is fixed to H (HDMI). It cannot be changed.
For the TV/SAT input, only A (analog) or C1/O1/O2
(digital) can be selected. However, if the ARC at HDMI
Setup is set to ON, the input is fixed to H (HDMI) and
cannot be changed.
When set to H (HDMI) or C1/O1/O2 (digital), 2 lights
when a Dolby Digital signal is input, and DTS lights when
a DTS signal is input.
When the H (HDMI) is selected, the A and DIGITAL
indicators are off (see page 7).

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When digital input (optical or coaxial) is selected, this


receiver can only play back Dolby Digital, PCM (32 kHz to
96 kHz) and DTS (including DTS 96 kHz/24 bit) digital
signal formats. The compatible signals via the HDMI
terminals are: Dolby Digital, DTS, SACD (DSD 2 ch only),
PCM (32 kHz to 192 kHz sampling frequencies), Dolby
TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-HD
Master Audio and DVD Audio (including 192 kHz). With
other digital signal formats, set to A (analog).

You may get digital noise when a LD or CD player


compatible with DTS is playing an analog signal. To
prevent noise, make the proper digital connections
(page 14) and set the signal input to C1/O1/O2 (digital).
Some DVD players dont output DTS signals. For more
details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with your
DVD player.

Tip

DVR/BDR DVD

BD

Audio

Audio

1.

1.

CD

(CD input)

2. Other than CD input

2.

SIGNAL SEL

VIDEO

TV

(TV/SAT input)
Other than TV/SAT input
SIGNAL SEL

C1
HDMI

DVR/BDR IN

DVD IN

BD IN

O1
OUT

VIDEO 1 IN

COAXIAL
IN 1

IN

IN

OPTICAL

ASSIGNABLE

Audio

ASSIGNABLE
(CD)

TV

(TV/SAT) (CD-R/TAPE)

AUDIO

VIDEO

Video

1.

CD-R

(CD-R input)

DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE

BD

MONITOR TV/SAT
OUT
IN

BD
IN

CD

DVR/
BDR

DVD

DVR/BDR

IN

DVD IN IN

L
IN

MONITOR
OUT
Y

PB

PR

COMPONENT VIDEO

TV/SAT

FM UNBAL
75

BD

Important

Note
This receiver is compatible with the audio and the video of
the iPod nano, iPod (fifth generation), iPod classic, iPod
touch and iPhone (only supports iPod (fifth generation)
and iPod nano (first and second generation) audio
playback) (iPod shuffle not supported). However, that
some of the functions may be restricted for some models.
This receiver has been developed and tested for the
software version of iPod/iPhone/iPad indicated on the
website of Pioneer (http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/
eu/).
Installing software versions other than indicated on the
website of Pioneer to your iPod/iPhone/iPad may result in
incompatibility with this receiver.
iPod and iPhone are licensed for reproduction of noncopyrighted materials or materials the user is legally
permitted to reproduce.
Features such as the equalizer cannot be controlled using
this receiver, and we recommend switching the equalizer
off before connecting.

1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.

AM LOOP

See Connecting an iPod on page 22.

2 Switch the TV input so that it connects to the receiver.


VSX-821 only: Switch the TV input to the input that
connects this receiver to the TV through the
corresponding composite or component cable.

Audio
DVR/BDR CD-R

CD
SIGNAL SEL

IN
R

Reassignable
(page 40)

O2
TUNER

IN
R

IN 1
(DVD)
ASSIGN
ABLE
IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)

2. Other than CD-R input


SIGNAL SEL

ANTENNA

OUT

ADAPTER

(OUTPUT 5 V
0.1 A MAX)

DVR/BDR DVD

Video

ADAPTER PORT

L
OUT

This receiver has a dedicated iPod terminal that will allow you
to control playback of audio content from your iPod using the
controls of this receiver.

Pioneer cannot under any circumstances accept


responsibility for any direct or indirect loss arising from
any inconvenience or loss of recorded material resulting
from the iPod failure.

In order to enjoy the picture and/or sound from devices connected to each terminal, select the input by doing the
following.

Video/Audio (HDMI)

Playing an iPod

TV

BD

DVD

DVD

3 Press iPod USB on the remote control to switch the


receiver to the iPod USB input.
The front panel display shows Loading while the receiver
verifies the connection and retrieves data from the iPod.

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4 Use TOP MENU to display iPod Top menu.
When the display shows Top Menu youre ready to play
music from the iPod.
If after pressing iPod the display shows NO DEVICE, try
switching off the receiver and reconnecting the iPod to
the receiver.
The controls of your iPod will be inoperable when
connected to this receiver.

Playing back files stored on an iPod

Finding what you want to play


When your iPod is connected to this receiver, you can browse
songs stored on your iPod by playlist, artist, album name,
song name, genre or composer, similar to using your iPod
directly.

1 Use / to select a category, then press ENTER to


browse that category.
To return to the previous level any time, press RETURN.
2 Use / to browse the selected category (e.g.,
albums).
Use / to move to previous/next levels.
3 Continue browsing until you arrive at what you want to
play, then press to start playback.
Tip
If youre in the song category, you can also press ENTER
to start playback.
You can play all of the songs in a particular category by
selecting the All item at the top of each category list. For
example, you can play all the songs by a particular artist.

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This receivers remote control buttons can be used for basic


playback of files stored on an iPod.
Press iPod USB to switch the remote control to the iPod/
USB operation mode.
AUTO/
DIRECT

AUDIO
PARAMETER

TUNE

TOP
MENU

ENTER

BASS

TUNER EDIT MASTER


VOLUME
TOOLS
MENU

DVD

VCR

S.RETRIEVER SB CH CH SELECT

MIDNIGHT SPEAKERS

TUNE

iPod CTRL

BAND

RETURN

PTY SEARCH

DIMMER

6
LEV

9
LEV

Tip
Change the receivers input to the iPod in one action by
pressing iPod iPhone iPad DIRECT CONTROL on the
front panel to enable iPod operations on the iPod.

Playing a USB device

TRE

HDD

4
HOME
MENU
SETUP

MUTE

DTV/ TV

BD MENU
ALC/
STEREO STANDARD ADV SURR

PRESET

To navigate songs on your iPod, you can take advantage of


the OSD of your TV connected to this receiver. You can also
control all operations for music in the front panel display of
this receiver.
Note that non-roman characters in the title are displayed
as *.
This feature is not available for photos or video clips on
your iPod.

2 Press iPod CTRL again to switch back to the receiver


controls when youre done.

Basic playback controls

PRESET

04

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It is possible to listen to two-channel audio using the USB


interface on the front of this receiver.
DISP
EQ
CH
PHASE
CH
SHIFT

During Audiobook playback, press / to switch the


playback speed: Faster Normal Slower

Watching photos and video content


To view photos or video on your iPod, since video control is
not possible using this receiver, you must use the main
controls of your iPod instead.
Important
VSX-821 only: To play photos or video on your iPod, you
must connect the composite MONITOR OUT jack and
TV.
iPod photos and video content can be viewed only when
the iPod is connected to the iPod VIDEO input on the
front panel.
This feature can only be used with an iPod having video
output.

1 Press iPod CTRL to switch to the iPod controls for photo


and video playback.
The receiver controls will be unavailable while you are
watching iPod videos or browsing photos.

Important
Pioneer cannot guarantee compatibility (operation and/or
bus power) with all USB mass storage devices and
assumes no responsibility for any loss of data that may
occur when connected to this receiver.
Note
This includes playback of WMA/MP3/MPEG-4 AAC files
(except files with copy-protection or restricted playback).
Compatible USB devices include external magnetic hard
drives, portable flash memory (particularly keydrives) and
digital audio players (MP3 players) of format FAT16/32. It
is not possible to connect this receiver to a personal
computer for USB playback.
With large amounts of data, it may take longer for the
receiver to read the contents of a USB device.
If the file selected cannot be played back, this receiver
automatically skips to the next file playable.
When the file currently being played back has no title
assigned to it, the file name is displayed in the OSD
instead; when neither the album name nor the artist
name is present, the row is displayed as a blank space.
Note that non-roman characters in the playlist are
displayed as *.
Make sure the receiver is in standby when disconnecting
the USB device.

1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.


See Connecting a USB device on page 22.

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2 Switch the TV input so that it connects to the receiver.


VSX-821 only: Switch the TV input to the input that
connects this receiver to the TV through the
corresponding composite or component cable.

3 Press iPod USB on the remote control to switch the


receiver to the iPod USB input.
Loading appears in the OSD as this receiver starts
recognizing the USB device connected. After the recognition,
a playback screen appears in the OSD and playback starts
automatically.
Basic playback controls
This receivers remote control buttons can be used for basic
playback of files stored on USB devices.
Press iPod USB to switch the remote control to the iPod/
USB operation mode.
AUTO/
DIRECT

AUDIO
PARAMETER

TUNE

ENTER

TRE

HDD

DVD

VCR

S.RETRIEVER SB CH CH SELECT

4
HOME
MENU
SETUP

MIDNIGHT SPEAKERS

TUNE

iPod CTRL
PTY SEARCH

BAND

RETURN
DTV/ TV

DIMMER
MUTE

Bluetooth ADAPTER for Wireless Enjoyment


of Music
Bluetooth wireless technology enabled device:
cell phone
Bluetooth wireless technology enabled device:
Digital music player
Device not equipped with Bluetooth wireless
technology: Digital music player + Bluetooth
audio transmitter (sold commercially)

Other compatibility information


BASS

TUNER EDIT MASTER


VOLUME
TOOLS
MENU

PRESET

PRESET

TOP
MENU

Note that although most standard bit/sampling rate


combinations for compressed audio are compatible, some
irregularly encoded files may not play back. The list below
shows compatible formats for compressed audio files:
MP3 (MPEG-1/2/2.5 Audio Layer 3) Sampling rates:
8 kHz to 48 kHz; Bit rates: 8 kbps to 320 kbps (128 kbps or
higher recommended); File extension: .mp3
WMA (Windows Media Audio) Sampling rates: 32 kHz/
44.1 kHz; Bit rates: 32 kbps to 192 kbps (128 kbps or
higher recommended); File extension: .wma; WMA9 Pro
and WMA lossless encoding: No
AAC (MPEG-4 Advanced Audio Coding) Sampling rates:
11.025 kHz to 48 kHz; Bit rates: 16 kbps to 320 kbps
(128 kbps or higher recommended); File extension: .m4a;
Apple lossless encoding: No

MUTE

DTV/ TV

BD MENU
ALC/
STEREO STANDARD ADV SURR

Compressed audio compatibility

6
LEV

9
LEV

DISP
EQ
CH
PHASE
CH
SHIFT

Important
If a USB Error message lights in the display, try following the
points below:
Switch the receiver off, then on again.
Reconnect the USB device with the receiver switched off.
Select another input source (like BD), then switch back to
iPod USB.
Use a dedicated AC adapter (supplied with the device) for
USB power.
For more information on error messages, see USB messages
on page 54.
If this doesnt remedy the problem, it is likely your USB device
is incompatible.

VBR (variable bit rate) MP3/WMA/MPEG-4 AAC playback:


Yes (Note that in some cases playback time will not be
displayed correctly.)
DRM (Digital Rights Management) protection
compatible: Yes (DRM-protected audio files will not play
in this receiver.)

Music data

About MPEG-4 AAC


Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is at the core of the MPEG-4
AAC standard, which incorporates MPEG-2 AAC, forming the
basis of the MPEG-4 audio compression technology. The file
format and extension used depend on the application used to
encode the AAC file. This receiver plays back AAC files
encoded by iTunes bearing the extension .m4a. DRMprotected files will not play, and files encoded with some
versions of iTunes may not play.
Apple and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the
U.S. and other countries.

About WMA
WMA is an acronym for Windows Media Audio and refers to
an audio compression technology developed by Microsoft
Corporation. This receiver plays back WMA files encoded
using Windows Media Player bearing the extension .wma.
Note that DRM-protected files will not play, and files encoded
with some versions of Windows Media Player may not play.

This receiver

Bluetooth
ADAPTER

Remote control
operation

Wireless music play


When the Bluetooth ADAPTER (Pioneer Model No. AS-BT100
or AS-BT200) is connected to this unit, a product equipped
with Bluetooth wireless technology (portable cell phone,
digital music player, etc.) can be used to listen to music
wirelessly. Also, by using a commercially available
transmitter supporting Bluetooth wireless technology, you
can listen to music on a device not equipped with Bluetooth
wireless technology. The AS-BT100 and AS-BT200 model
supports SCMS-T contents protection, so music can also be
enjoyed on devices equipped with SCMS-T type Bluetooth
wireless technology.
It must be necessary that the Bluetooth wireless
technology enabled device supports A2DP profiles.

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Important
Pioneer does not guarantee proper connection and
operation of this unit with all Bluetooth wireless
technology enabled devices.

Remote control operation


The remote control supplied with this unit allows you to play
and stop media, and perform other operations.
It must be necessary that the Bluetooth wireless
technology enabled device supports AVRCP profiles.
Remote control operations cannot be guaranteed for all
Bluetooth wireless technology enabled devices.

Pairing the Bluetooth ADAPTER and Bluetooth


wireless technology device
Pairing must be done before you start playback of Bluetooth
wireless technology content using Bluetooth ADAPTER.
Make sure to perform pairing first time you operate the
system or any time pairing data is cleared. Pairing is the
step necessary to register Bluetooth wireless technology
device to enable Bluetooth communications. For more
details, see also the operating instructions of your Bluetooth
wireless technology device.
Pairing is required when you first use Bluetooth wireless
technology device and Bluetooth ADAPTER.
To enable Bluetooth communication, pairing should be
done with both of your system and Bluetooth wireless
technology device.
If the Bluetooth wireless technology devices security
code is 0000, there is no need to make the security code
setting on the receiver. Press ADAPTER to switch the
ADAPTER input, then conduct the pairing operation on
the Bluetooth wireless technology device. If pairing is
successful, there is no need to performing the pairing
operation below.
When using the AS-BT200 only: If the Bluetooth wireless
technology device supports SSP (Secure Simple Pairing),
there is no need to make the security code setting. Press
ADAPTER to switch the ADAPTER input, then conduct
the pairing operation on the Bluetooth wireless
technology device. If pairing is successful, there is no
need to performing the pairing operation below.

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1 Press TOP MENU.


2 Press ENTER to enter PAIRING.
3 Select the PIN code to be used from 0000/1234/8888

using /, then press ENTER.


PAIRING blinks.
You can use any of 0000/1234/8888 PIN codes. Bluetooth
wireless technology device using any other PIN code
cannot be used with this system.

4 Switch on the Bluetooth wireless technology device


that you want to make pairing, place it near the system and
set it into the pairing mode.
5 Check to see that the Bluetooth ADAPTER is detected by
the Bluetooth wireless technology device.
When Bluetooth wireless technology device is connected:
Bluetooth wireless technology device name appears in the
receiver display.
The system can display alphanumeric characters only.
Other characters may not be displayed correctly.
When Bluetooth wireless technology device is not connected:
NODEVICE appears in the receiver display. In this case,
perform the connection operation from the side of the
Bluetooth wireless technology device.
6 From the Bluetooth wireless technology device list,
select Bluetooth ADAPTER and enter the PIN code selected
in the step 4.
PIN code may in some case be referred to as PASSKEY.

Listening to Music Contents of Bluetooth wireless


technology device with Your System

1 Press ADAPTER to switch the receiver to ADAPTER


input.
The ADAPTER input can also be selected by pressing
SOUND RETRIEVER AIR on the front panel. In this case, S.R
AIR, the optimum listening mode, is selected automatically.
2 Perform the connection operation from the side of the
Bluetooth wireless technology device to the Bluetooth
ADAPTER.
When the Bluetooth ADAPTER is not plugged into the
ADAPTER PORT terminal, NO ADAPTER will be
displayed if ADAPTER input is selected.

3 Start playback of music contents stored in Bluetooth


wireless technology device.
This receivers remote control buttons can be used for basic
playback of files stored on the Bluetooth wireless technology
device.
Bluetooth wireless technology device should be
compatible with AVRCP profile.
Depending on Bluetooth wireless technology device you
use, operation may differ from what is shown in the
remote control buttons.
PTY SEARCH

BASS

DTV/ TV

MUTE

TRE

The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered


trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such
marks by PIONEER CORPORATION is under license. Other
trademarks and trade names are those of their respective
owners.

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Listening to the radio

Saving station presets

Listening to station presets

The following steps show you how to tune in to FM and AM


radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and manual
(step) tuning functions. Once you are tuned to a station you
can memorize the frequency for recall latersee Saving
station presets below for more on how to do this.

If you often listen to a particular radio station, its convenient


to have the receiver store the frequency for easy recall
whenever you want to listen to that station. This saves the
effort of manually tuning in each time. This unit can
memorize up to 30 stations.

You will need to have some presets stored to do this. See


Saving station presets above if you havent done this already.

CH

CD-R

RECEIVER SLEEP

HOME
MENU
SETUP

iPod CTRL
PTY SEARCH

ENTER

T U NE

RECEIVER

TV
SOURCE CONTROL

TUNE

TOP
MENU

INPUT SELECT

TUNER EDIT MASTER


VOLUME
TOOLS
MENU

Naming preset stations


PRESET

TUNER SIGNAL SEL

VOL

AUDIO
PARAMETER

TUNER EDIT MASTER


VOLUME
TOOLS
MENU

PRESET

ADAPTER iPod USB VIDEO 1

VIDEO 2

TUNE

TOP
MENU

PRESET

CD

PRESET

AUDIO
PARAMETER
DVR/BDR

ENTER

INPUT
BD

DVD

TV

DVR/BDR

CD

CD-R

HOME
MENU
SETUP

BAND

DTV/ TV

MUTE

1 Press TUNER to select the tuner.


2 Use BAND to change the band (FM or AM), if necessary.
Each press switches the band between FM (stereo or mono)
and AM.

3 Tune to a station.
There are three ways to do this:
Automatic tuning
To search for stations in the currently selected band,
press and hold TUNE / for about a second. The
receiver will start searching for the next station, stopping
when it has found one. Repeat to search for other
stations.
Manual tuning
To change the frequency one step at a time, press
TUNE /.
High speed tuning
Press and hold TUNE / for high speed tuning.
Release the button at the frequency you want.

Improving FM sound
If the TUNE or ST indicators dont light when tuning to an FM
station because the signal is weak, set the receiver to the
mono reception mode.
Press BAND to select FM MONO.
This should improve the sound quality and allow you to enjoy
the broadcast.

T U NE

CH

For easier identification, you can name all of your preset


stations.

1 Choose the station preset you want to name.

BAND

iPod CTRL

RETURN

Press PRESET / to select the station preset you


want.
You can also use the number buttons on the remote
control to recall the station preset.

RETURN

PTY SEARCH

DTV/ TV

MUTE

See Listening to station presets above for how to do this.

2 Press TUNER EDIT twice.


VIDEO 2

TUNER SIGNAL SEL

The cursor at the first character position is blinking on the


display.

TRE

BASS

ADAPTER iPod USB VIDEO 1

VOL
HDD

DVD

VCR

3 Input the name you want.


DISP

1 Tune to a station you want to memorize.


See Listening to the radio above for more on this.

2 Press TUNER EDIT.


The display shows PRESET, then a blinking MEM and station
preset.

3 Press PRESET / to select the station preset you


want.
You can also use the number buttons.
4 Press ENTER.
The preset number stop blinking and the receiver stores the
station.

Choose a name up to eight characters long.


Use PRESET / to select character position.
Use TUNE / to select characters.
The name is stored when ENTER is pressed.
Tip
To erase a station name, follow steps 1 and 2, and press
ENTER while the display is blank. Press TUNER EDIT
while the display is blank, to keep the previous name.
Once you have named a station preset, Press DISP to
show the name. When you want to return to the frequency
display, press DISP several times to show the frequency.

Note
If the receiver is left disconnected from the AC power
outlet for over a month, the station memories will be lost
and will have to be reprogrammed.
Stations are stored in stereo. When the station is stored
in the FM MONO mode, it shows as ST when recalled.

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AUDIO
PARAMETER

An introduction to RDS

NEWS News
AFFAIRS Current Affairs
INFO General Information
SPORT Sport
EDUCATE Educational
DRAMA Radio plays, etc.
CULTURE National or
regional culture, theater, etc.
SCIENCE Science and
technology
VARIED Usually talk-based
material, such as quiz shows
or interviews.
POP M Pop music
ROCK M Rock music
EASY M Easy listening
LIGHT M Light classical
music
CLASSICS Serious classical
music
OTHER M Music not fitting
above categories
WEATHER Weather reports

FINANCE Stock market


reports, commerce, trading,
etc.
CHILDREN Programs for
children
SOCIAL Social affairs
RELIGION Programs
concerning religion
PHONE IN Public expressing
their views by phone
TRAVEL Holiday-type travel
rather than traffic
announcements
LEISURE Leisure interests
and hobbies
JAZZ Jazz
COUNTRY Country music
NATION M Popular music in
a language other than English
OLDIES Popular music from
the 50s and 60s
FOLK M Folk music
DOCUMENT Documentary

Note
In addition, there are three other program types, ALARM,
ALARMTST, and NO TYPE. ALARM and ALARMTST are
used for emergency announcements. NO TYPE appears
when a program type cannot be found.

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RECEIVER SLEEP

RECEIVER

TV
SOURCE CONTROL

INPUT SELECT
INPUT

BD

DVD

TUNE

TOP
MENU

ENTER

CD

CD-R

CH

TUNE

iPod CTRL

BAND

RETURN

PTY SEARCH

DTV/ TV

MUTE

ADAPTER iPod USB VIDEO 1


BASS
VIDEO 2

TUNER SIGNAL SEL

TRE

VOL

BD MENU
AUTO/
ALC/
DIRECT STEREO STANDARD ADV SURR

HDD

DVD

VCR

S.RETRIEVER SB CH CH SELECT

Displaying RDS information


Use the DISP button to display the different types of RDS
information available.

TV
HOME
MENU
SETUP

DVR/BDR

TUNER EDIT MASTER


VOLUME
TOOLS
MENU

PRESET

Radio Data System (RDS) is a system used by most FM radio


stations to provide listeners with various kinds of
informationthe name of the station and the kind of show
theyre broadcasting, for example.
One feature of RDS is that you can search by type of program.
For example, you can search for a station thats broadcasting
a show with the program type, JAZZ.
You can search the following program types:

PRESET

04

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DISP
EQ
CH

Searching for RDS programs


You can search for a program type listed above.

1 Press TUNER then press BAND to select the FM band.


RDS is only possible in the FM band.

2 Press PTY SEARCH.


SEARCH shows in the display.

3 Press PRESET / to select the program type you


want to hear.

4 Press ENTER to search for the program type.


The system starts searching through the station presets for a
match, stopping when it was found one. Repeat to search for
other stations.
If NO PTY is displayed it means the tuner couldnt find that
program type at the time of the search.
RDS searches station presets only. If no stations have
been preset, or if the program type could not be found
among the station presets NO PTY is displayed. FINISH
means the search is complete.

Press DISP for RDS information.


Each press changes the display as follows:
Listening mode
Master volume
Radio Text (RT) Messages sent by the radio station. For
example, a talk radio station may provide a phone number
as RT.
Program Service Name (PS) The name of the radio
station.
Program Type (PTY) This indicates the kind of program
currently being broadcast.
Current tuner frequency (FREQ)
Note
If any noise is picked up while displaying the RT scroll,
some characters may be displayed incorrectly.
If you see NO TEXT in the RT display, it means no RT data
is sent from the broadcast station. The display will
automatically switch to the PS data display (if no PS data,
NO NAME is displayed).
In the PTY display, NO PTY may be shown.

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Listening to your system


Choosing the listening mode
This receiver offers a variety of listening modes to
accommodate playback of various audio formats. Choose
one according to your speaker environment or the source.
While listening to a source, press the listening mode
button repeatedly to select a listening mode you want.
AUTO/
DIRECT

BD MENU
ALC/
STEREO STANDARD ADV SURR

TUNER EDIT MASTER


VOLUME
TOOLS

AUDIO
PARAMETER

DISPLAY

BAND

TUNER EDIT

AUTO SURROUND/
ALC/
STREAM DIRECT STANDARD SURR

ADVANCED
SURROUND

TUNE

SOUND
RETRIEVER AIR

iPod iPhone iPad


DIRECT CONTROL

The listening mode is shown on the display on the front


panel.
Important
The listening modes and many features described in this
section may not be available depending on the current
source, settings and status of the receiver.

Auto playback

AUTO/
DIRECT

AUTO SURROUND/
STREAM DIRECT

The simplest, most direct listening option is the AUTO


SURROUND feature. With this, the receiver automatically
detects what kind of source youre playing and selects
multichannel or stereo playback as necessary.
Press AUTO/DIRECT repeatedly until AUTO SURROUND
shows briefly in the display (it will then show the decoding
or playback format). Check the digital format indicators in
the display to see how the source is being processed.
Note
Stereo surround (matrix) formats are decoded
accordingly using NEO:6 CINEMA or DOLBY PLIIx
MOVIE (see Listening in surround sound below for more
on these decoding formats).
When listening to the ADAPTER input, the S.R AIR
feature is selected automatically (see Using the Advanced
surround on page 34 for more on this).

Listening in surround sound

ALC/
STANDARD

ALC/
STANDARD SURR

Using this receiver, you can listen to any source in surround


sound. However, the options available will depend on your
speaker setup and the type of source youre listening to.
If the source is Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby Surround
encoded, the proper decoding format will automatically
be selected and shows in the display.
When you select STEREO ALC (Auto Level Control stereo
mode), this unit equalizes playback sound levels if each
sound level varies with the music source recorded in a
portable audio player.
When you select STEREO, you will hear the source through
just the front left and right speakers (and possibly your
subwoofer depending on your speaker settings). Dolby
Digital and DTS multichannel sources are downmixed to
stereo.
The following modes provide basic surround sound for stereo
and multichannel sources.
Explanatory notes
No: No connected / Yes: Connected / Two: Two speakers are
connected / : Whether connected or no

Type of surround
modes

Suitable sources

Front height
speakers

Chapter 5:

Surround back
speaker(s)

05

Two channel sources


STEREO ALC

See above.

DOLBY PLIIx MOVIE

Movie

Yesa

No

No

Music

Yesa

No

No

Video games

Yesa

No

DOLBY PLII MOVIE


DOLBY PLIIx MUSICb
DOLBY PLII MUSICb
DOLBY PLIIx GAME
DOLBY PLII GAME

No

No

Yes

Movie

Music

DOLBY PRO LOGIC

Old movies

Straight Decodee

No additional effects

STEREOf

See above.

DOLBY PLIIz HEIGHTc

Movie/Music

NEO:6 CINEMAd
NEO:6 MUSICd

No

Multichannel sources
STEREO ALC

See above.

DOLBY PLIIx MOVIE

Movie

Twoa

No

No

Music

Twoa

No

DOLBY PLII MOVIE


DOLBY PLIIx MUSICb
DOLBY PLII MUSICb

No

DOLBY DIGITAL EX

Movie/Music

Yes

No

DTS-ES

Movie/Music

Yes

No

DTS NEO:6

Movie/Music

Yes

No

DOLBY PLIIz HEIGHT

Movie/Music

No

Yes

Straight Decodee

No additional effects

STEREOf

See above.

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a. If surround back channel processing (page 35) is switched off,
or the surround back speakers are set to NO, DOLBY PLIIx
becomes DOLBY PLII (5.1 channel sound).
b. You can also adjust the C.WIDTH, DIMEN., and PNRM. effect
(see Setting the Audio options on page 36).
c. You can also adjust the H.GAIN effect (see Setting the Audio
options on page 36).
d. You can also adjust the C.IMG effect (see Setting the Audio
options on page 36).
e. In case of VSX-826: Cannot be selected when the Speaker
System is set to Surr. Back (see The Speaker System setting
(VSX-826 only) on page 41).
In case of VSX-821: Cannot be selected when the Pre Out is
set to Surr. Back (see The Pre Out Setting (VSX-821 only) on
page 42).
f. You can choose the STEREO mode by using STEREO button
on the remote control.
The audio is heard with your surround settings and you can
still use the Midnight, Loudness, Phase Control, Sound
Retriever and Tone functions.

Note
In modes that give 6.1 channel sound, the same signal is
heard from both surround back speakers.

Using the Advanced surround

BD MENU

ADV SURR

ADVANCED
SURROUND

The Advanced surround feature creates a variety of surround


effects. Try different modes with various soundtracks to see
which you like.
ACTION

Designed for action movies with dynamic


soundtracks.

DRAMA

Designed for movies with lots of dialog.

ENT.SHOW

Suitable for musical sources.

F.S.S.ADVANCE
(Front Stage
Surround
ADVANCE)

Front left
speaker

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Suitable for sports programs.

CLASSICAL

Gives a large concert hall-type sound

ROCK/POP

Creates a live concert sound for rock and/


or pop music.

UNPLUGGED

Suitable for acoustic music sources.

EXT.STEREO

Gives multichannel sound to a stereo


source, using all of your speakers

Front right
speaker

Using the Sound Retriever


When audio data is removed during the compression
process, sound quality often suffers from an uneven sound
image. The Sound Retriever feature employs new DSP
technology that helps bring CD quality sound back to
compressed 2-channel audio by restoring sound pressure
and smoothing jagged artifacts left over after compression.

RECEIVER SLEEP

TV
SOURCE CONTROL

HDD

DVD

VCR

RECEIVER

INPUT SELECT

S.R AIR
(Sound Retriever
AIR)

Suitable for listening to the sound from a


Bluetooth wireless technology device.
The S.R AIR listening mode can only
selected when the ADAPTER input.

PHONES SURR

When listening through headphones, you


can still get the effect of overall surround.

Using Stream Direct

AUTO/
DIRECT

AUTO SURROUND/
STREAM DIRECT

Use the Stream Direct modes when you want to hear the
truest possible reproduction of a source. All unnecessary
signal processing is bypassed.
AUTO
SURROUND

See Auto playback on page 33.

DIRECT

Sources are heard according to the settings


made in the Manual SP Setup (speaker setting,
channel level, speaker distance), as well as
with dual mono settings. You will hear sources
according to the number of channels in the
signal.
Phase Control, Acoustic Calibration EQ, Sound
Delay, Auto Delay, LFE Attenuate and Center
image functions are available.

PURE DIRECT

Analog and PCM sources are heard without


any digital processing.

MIDNIGHT SPEAKERS
INPUT

DISP

S.RETRIEVER SB CH CH SELECT

ADVANCED GAME Suitable for video games.


SPORTS

Allows you to create natural surround


sound effects using just the front speakers
and the subwoofer.
Use to provide a rich surround sound
effect directed to the center of where the
front left and right speakers sound
projection area converges.

EQ
CH

6
LEV

PHASE
CH

Press RECEIVER , then press S.RETRIEVER to switch the


S.RTV (Sound Retriever) ON or OFF.
Note
The Sound Retriever is only applicable to 2-channel
sources.

Listening with Acoustic Calibration EQ


You can listen to sources using the Acoustic Calibration
Equalization set in Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC) on page 24. Refer to these pages for more on
Acoustic Calibration Equalization.

RECEIVER SLEEP

TV
SOURCE CONTROL

HDD

DVD

VCR

S.RETRIEVER SB CH CH SELECT

4
RECEIVER

INPUT SELECT

MIDNIGHT SPEAKERS
INPUT

6
LEV

DISP
EQ
CH
PHASE
CH

While listening to a source, press RECEIVER , then press


EQ to switch the EQ (Acoustic Calibration EQ) ON or OFF.
The MCACC indicator on the front panel lights when Acoustic
Calibration EQ is active.
You cant use Acoustic Calibration EQ with Stream Direct
mode and it has no effect with headphones.

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05

Better sound using Phase Control

Using surround back channel processing

Setting the Up Mix function

This receivers Phase Control feature uses phase correction


measures to make sure your sound source arrives at the
listening position in phase, preventing unwanted distortion
and/or coloring of the sound.
Phase Control technology provides coherent sound
reproduction through the use of phase matching for an
optimal sound image at your listening position. The default
setting is on and we recommend leaving Phase Control
switched on for all sound sources.

You can have the receiver automatically use 6.1 or 7.1


decoding for 6.1 encoded sources (for example, Dolby Digital
EX or DTS-ES), or you can choose to always use 6.1 or 7.1
decoding (for example, with 5.1 encoded material). With 5.1
encoded sources, a surround back channel will be
generated, but the material may sound better in the 5.1
format for which it was originally encoded (in which case, you
can simply switch surround back channel processing off).
With a 7.1-channel surround system, audio signals that
have undergone matrix decoding processing through
surround back channel processing to which the Up Mix
function is added are output from the surround back
speakers.

In a 7.1-channel surround system with surround speakers


placed directly at the sides of the listening position, the
surround sound of 5.1-channel sources is heard from the
side. The Up Mix function mixes the sound of the surround
speakers with the surround back speakers so that the
surround sound is heard from diagonally to the rear as it
should be.
Using the Up Mix function is effective when the speakers
in the 7.1-channel surround system are set up as
recommended in the example on page 10.
Depending on the positions of the speakers and the
sound source, in some cases it may not be possible to
achieve good results. In this case, set the setting to OFF.

RECEIVER SLEEP

TV
SOURCE CONTROL

HDD

DVD

VCR

S.RETRIEVER SB CH CH SELECT

4
RECEIVER

INPUT SELECT

MIDNIGHT SPEAKERS
INPUT

6
LEV

DISP
EQ
CH
PHASE
CH
S

Press RECEIVER , then press PHASE to switch the P.CTL


(Phase Control) ON or OFF.
Note
Phase matching is a very important factor in achieving
proper sound reproduction. If two waveforms are in
phase, they crest and trough together, resulting in
increased amplitude, clarity and presence of the sound
signal. If a crest of a wave meets a trough, then the sound
will be out of phase and an unreliable sound image will
be produced.
If your subwoofer has a phase control switch, set it to the
plus (+) sign (or 0). However, the effect you can actually
feel when Phase Control is set to ON on this receiver
depends on the type of your subwoofer. Set your
subwoofer to maximize the effect. It is also recommended
you try changing the orientation or the place of your
subwoofer.
Set the built-in lowpass filter switch of your subwoofer to
OFF. If this cannot be done on your subwoofer, set the
cutoff frequency to a higher value.
If the speaker distance is not properly set, you may not
have a maximized Phase Control effect.
The Phase Control mode cannot be set to ON in the
following cases:
- When the PURE DIRECT mode is switched on.
- When the headphones are connected.

RECEIVER SLEEP

TV
SOURCE CONTROL

HDD

DVD

VCR

S.RETRIEVER SB CH CH SELECT

4
RECEIVER

INPUT SELECT

MIDNIGHT SPEAKERS
INPUT

6
LEV

UP MIX OFF
DISP
EQ
CH

UP MIX ON

L SW C

L SW C

SL

SR

SL

SR

PHASE
CH
S

Press RECEIVER , then press SB CH repeatedly to cycle


the surround back channel options.
Each press cycles through the options as follows:
SB ON Matrix decoding processing for generating the
surround back component from the surround component
is turned on.
SB AUTO Matrix decoding processing for generating
the surround back component from the surround
component is switched automatically. Matrix decoding
processing is only performed when surround back
channel signals are detected in the input signals.
SB OFF Matrix decoding processing for generating the
surround back component from the surround component
is turned off.

SBL

SBR

SBL

SBR

1 Switch the receiver into standby.


2 While holding down PRESET on the front panel, and
hold the STANDBY/ON for about two seconds.
UP MIX: OFF appears and the Up Mix function turns off. If
you want to turn this function on, perform steps 1 and 2
again.
When set to ON, the
panel lights.

(Up Mix) indicator on the front

Note
Set to ON regardless of this setting when playing DTS-HD
signals.
May automatically be set to OFF even when set to ON,
depending on the input signal and listening mode.

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Setting/What it does

Setting the Audio options


There are a number of additional sound settings you can
make using the AUDIO PARAMETER menu. The defaults, if
not stated, are listed in bold.
Important
Note that if a setting doesnt appear in the AUDIO
PARAMETER menu, it is unavailable due to the current
source, settings and status of the receiver.
TUNER EDIT MASTER
VOLUME
TOOLS
MENU

AUDIO
PARAMETER
TV
SOURCE CONTROL

INPUT SELECT
INPUT

BD

DVD

TV

HOME
MENU
SETUP

ENTER

TUNE

iPod CTRL
C

PRESET

RECEIVER

PRESET

RECEIVER SLEEP

TUNE

TOP
MENU

BAND

MIDNIGHT/LOUDNESSa
The MIDNIGHT allows you to hear effective
surround sound of movies at low volumes.
The LOUDNESS is used to get good bass and
treble from music sources at low volumes.
S.RTV (Sound Retriever)b
When audio data is removed during the
WMA/MP3c compression process, sound
quality often suffers from an uneven sound
image. The Sound Retriever feature employs
new DSP technology that helps bring CD
quality sound back to compressed 2-channel
audio by restoring sound pressure and
smoothing jagged artifacts left over after
compression.

1 Press RECEIVER , then press AUDIO PARAMETER button.


2 Use / to select the setting you want to adjust.

DUAL MONOe
Specifies how dual mono encoded Dolby
Digital soundtracks should be played.

Depending on the current status/mode of the receiver,


certain options may not be able to be selected. Check the
table below for notes on this.

4 Press RETURN to confirm and exit the menu.

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LOUDNESS
OFFd
ON

Option(s)
ON
OFF
0.0 to 9.0
(frames)
1 second = 25
frames (PAL)
Default: 0.0

Setting/What it does
LFE ATT (LFE Attenuate)
Some Dolby Digital and DTS audio sources
include ultra-low bass tones. Set the LFE
attenuator as necessary to prevent the ultralow bass tones from distorting the sound from
the speakers.
The LFE is not limited when set to 0 dB, which
is the recommended value. When set to 15
dB, the LFE is limited by the respective
degree. When OFF is selected, no sound is
output from the LFE channel.
SACD G. (SACD Gain)g
Brings out detail in SACDs by maximizing the
dynamic range (during digital processing).

CH1 Channel 1
is heard only
CH2 Channel 2
is heard only

HDMI (HDMI Audio)


Specifies the routing of the HDMI audio signal
out of this receiver (AMP) or through to a TV
(THRU). When THRU is selected, no sound is
output from this receiver.

Option(s)
0 (0 dB)
5 (5 dB)
10 (10 dB)
15 (15 dB)
20 (20 dB)
** (OFF)

0 (0 dB)
+6 (+6 dB)
AMP
THRU

OFF

F.PCM (Fixed PCM)


This is useful if you find there is a slight delay
before OFF recognizes the PCM signal on a
CD, for instance.
When ON is selected, noise may be output
during playback of non-PCM sources. Please
select another input signal if this is a problem.

OFF
ON

A.DLY (Auto Delay)h


This feature automatically corrects the audioto-video delay between components
connected with an HDMI cable. The audio
delay time is set depending on the operational
status of the display connected with an HDMI
cable. The video delay time is automatically
adjusted according to the audio delay time.

0 to 7
Default: 3

DRC (Dynamic Range Control)


Adjusts the level of dynamic range for movie
soundtracks optimized for Dolby Digital, DTS,
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD
and DTS-HD Master Audio (you may need to
use this feature when listening to surround
sound at low volumes).

AUTOf

C.WIDTH (Center Width)i


(Applicable only when using a center speaker)
Spreads the center channel between the front
right and left speakers, making it sound wider
(higher settings) or narrower (lower settings).
DIMEN (Dimension)i
Adjusts the surround sound balance from
front to back, making the sound more distant
(minus settings), or more forward (positive
settings).

3 to +3
Default: 0

See the table below for the options available for each setting.

S.DELAY (Sound Delay)


Some monitors have a slight delay when
showing video, so the soundtrack will be
slightly out of sync with the picture. By adding
a bit of delay, you can adjust the sound to
match the presentation of the video.

MIDNIGHT

CH1 CH2 Both


channels heard
from front
speakers

3 Use / to set it as necessary.

EQ (Acoustic Calibration EQ)


Switches on/off the effect of Acoustic
Calibration EQ.

M/L OFF

RETURN

GO

Setting/What it does

Option(s)

MAX
MID
OFF

ON

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Setting/What it does
PNRM. (Panorama)i
Extends the front stereo image to include
surround speakers for a wraparound effect.

05

Option(s)
OFF
ON

0 to 10
C.IMG (Center Image)j
Default: 3
(Applicable only when using a center speaker)
(NEO:6
MUSIC),
Adjust the center image to create a wider
10 (NEO:6
stereo effect with vocals. Adjust the effect
CINEMA)
from 0 (all center channel sent to front right
and left speakers) to 10 (center channel sent
to the center speaker only).
H.GAIN (Height Gain)
Adjusts the output from the front height
speaker when listening in DOLBY PLIIz
HEIGHT mode. If set to H, the sound from the
top will be more emphasized.

L (Low)

Making an audio or a video recording


You can make an audio or a video recording from the built-in
tuner, or from an audio or video source connected to the
receiver (such as a CD player or TV).
Only video signals that were input to this receiver through a
composite video cable or analog audio inputs can be
recorded. Signals that were input through an HDMI cable,
component video cable or digital audio cable (optical /
coaxial) cannot be recorded (see Connecting other audio
components on page 20 for more on connections).

RECEIVER SLEEP

Refer to the instructions that came with the recorder if you


are unsure how to do this. Most video recorders set the audio
recording level automaticallycheck the components
instruction manual if youre unsure.

5 Start recording, then start playback of the source


component.
Note
The receivers volume, balance, tone (bass, treble,
loudness), and surround effects have no effect on the
recorded signal.
Some video sources are copy-protected. These cannot be
recorded.

TV
SOURCE CONTROL

M (Mid)

RECEIVER

H (High)

BD

DVD

TV

DVR/BDR

CD

CD-R

INPUT SELECT
INPUT

a. You can change the MIDNIGHT/LOUDNESS options at any


time by using MIDNIGHT button.
b. You can change the Sound Retriever feature at any time by
using S.RETRIEVER button.
c. WMA and MP3 playback available only via iPod USB input.
d. The default setting when the iPod USB or ADAPTER input is
selected is ON.
e. This setting works only with dual mono encoded Dolby Digital
and DTS soundtracks.
f. The initial set AUTO is only available for Dolby TrueHD signals.
Select MAX or MID for signals other than Dolby TrueHD.
g. You shouldnt have any problems using this with most SACD
discs, but if the sound distorts, it is best to switch the gain
setting back to 0 dB.
h. This feature is only available when the connected display
supports the automatic audio/video synchronizing capability
(lip-sync) for HDMI. If you find the automatically set delay
time unsuitable, set A.DLY to OFF and adjust the delay time
manually. For more details about the lip-sync feature of your
display, contact the manufacturer directly.
i. Only available with 2-channel sources in DOLBY PLII MUSIC
mode.
j. Only when listening to 2-channel sources in NEO:6 CINEMA
and NEO:6 MUSIC mode.

CH

ADAPTER iPod USB VIDEO 1

VIDEO 2

TUNER SIGNAL SEL

VOL

1 Press input function buttons to select the input function


you want to record.
The input of the receiver will switch over, and you will be able
to operate other components using the remote control.
The input source can also be selected by using INPUT
SELECT
buttons on the remote control, or by
using the front panel INPUT SELECTOR dial.
2 Select the audio input signal (if necessary).
Press SIGNAL SEL and select the analog inputs (A) for the
source component of which you want to record (see page 26
for more on this).

3 Prepare the source you want to record.


Tune to the radio station, load the CD, video, DVD etc.

4 Prepare the recorder.


Insert a blank tape, MD, video etc. into the recording device
and set the recording levels.

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The System Setup menu


4 Select the setting you want to adjust.

Chapter 6:

The System Setup menu


Using the System Setup menu
The following section shows you how to make detailed
settings to specify how youre using the receiver, and also
explains how to fine-tune individual speaker system settings
to your liking.
Important
VSX-821 only: The OSD will not appear if you have
connected using the HDMI output to your TV. Use
component or composite connections for system setup.
If headphones are connected to the receiver, disconnect
them.
You cant use the System Setup menu when the iPod USB
input is selected.
PARAMETER

MENU

PRESET

TV
SOURCE CONTROL

INPUT SELECT

ENTER

PRESET

RECEIVER

VOLUME

TOOLS

TUNE

TOP
MENU

RECEIVER SLEEP

INPUT
BD

DVD

TV

HOME
MENU
SETUP

iPod CTRL
PTY SEARCH

T UN E

BAND

RETURN
DTV/ TV

MUTE

1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.


Press RECEIVER to switch on.

2 Switch the TV input so that it connects to the receiver.


VSX-821 only: Switch the TV input to the input that
connects this receiver to the TV through the
corresponding composite or component cable.

3 Press

RECEIVER , then press SETUP.

The System Setup menu appears on your TV. Use ///


and ENTER on the remote control to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm
and exit the current menu.
Press SETUP at any time to exit the System Setup menu.

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System Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual SP Setup
3.Input Assign
4.Speaker System
5.Video Parameter
6.HDMI Setup
7.Auto Power Down
8.FL Demo Mode

1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual SP Setup
3.Input Assign
4.Pre Out Setting
5.HDMI Setup
6.Auto Power Down
7.FL Demo Mode
Return

(VSX-826)

Auto Power Down Sets to automatically turn off the


power when the receiver has not operated for several
hours (see The Auto Power Down menu on page 42).
FL Demo Mode Sets the demo display on the front
panel display (see The FL Demo Mode menu on page 42).

System Setup

Manual speaker setup


Return

(VSX-821)

Auto MCACC This is a quick and effective automatic


surround setup (see Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC) on page 24).
Manual SP Setup
- Speaker Setting Specify the size and number of
speakers youve connected (see below).
- Crossover Network Specify which frequencies will be
sent to the subwoofer (page 39).
- Channel Level Adjust the overall balance of your
speaker system (page 39).
- Speaker Distance Specify the distance of your
speakers from the listening position (page 40).
Input Assign Specify what youve connected to the
component video inputs (see The Input Assign menu on
page 40).
Speaker System (VSX-826 only) Specifies how you are
using the speaker terminals (see The Speaker System
setting (VSX-826 only) on page 41).
Video Parameter (VSX-826 only)
- Video Converter Converts video signals for output
from the HDMI OUT terminal for all video types
(page 41).
- Resolution Specifies the output resolution of the
video signal (page 41).
- Aspect Specifies the aspect ratio (page 42).
Pre Out Setting (VSX-821 only) Specify how to use the
PRE OUT SURR BACK/FRONT HEIGHT outputs (see The
Pre Out Setting (VSX-821 only) on page 42).
HDMI Setup Sets synchronized operations when
connected to a device/TV that supports the Control with
HDMI function (see HDMI Setup on page 43).

This receiver allows you to make detailed settings to optimize


the surround sound performance. You only need to make
these settings once (unless you change the placement of
your current speaker system or add new speakers).
These settings are designed to fine-tune your system, but if
youre satisfied with the settings made in Automatically
setting up for surround sound (MCACC) on page 24, it isnt
necessary to make all of these settings.
CAUTION
The test tones used in the System Setup are output at
high volume.
Important
VSX-826 only: Depending on the Speaker System setting,
there will be differences in the speaker items that can be
adjusted. The OSD display for these operating
instructions is an example of when the Speaker System
setting is set to Surr. Back.
VSX-821 only: Depending on the Pre Out Setting, there
will be differences in the speaker items that can be
adjusted. The OSD display for these operating
instructions is an example of when the Pre Out Setting
is set to Surr. Back.

Speaker Setting
Use this setting to specify your speaker configuration (size,
number of speakers). It is a good idea to make sure that the
settings made in Automatically setting up for surround sound
(MCACC) on page 24 are correct.

1 Select Manual SP Setup from the System Setup menu.

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2 Select Speaker Setting from the Manual SP Setup


menu.
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance

Front
Front Height
Center
Surr
Surr. Back
Subwoofer:

[
[
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SMALL
SMALL
SMALL
SMALL
NO
YES

]
]
]
]

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Return

when Pre Out Setting is set to Surr. Back.


- VSX-821 only: If you select one surround back speaker

2a.Speaker Setting

2.Manual SP Setup

- VSX-821 only: You can only adjust the Surr. Back setting

(VSX-826)

3 Choose the set of speakers that you want to set then


select a speaker size.
Use / to select the size (and number) of each of the
following speakers:
Front Select LARGE if your front speakers reproduce
bass frequencies effectively, or if you didnt connect a
subwoofer. Select SMALL to send the bass frequencies to
the subwoofer.
Center Select LARGE if your center speaker reproduces
bass frequencies effectively, or select SMALL to send
bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If
you didnt connect a center speaker, choose NO (the
center channel is sent to the other speakers).
Front Height Select LARGE if your front height
speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively. Select
SMALL to send bass frequencies to the other speakers or
subwoofer. If you didnt connect front height speakers
choose NO.
- VSX-821 only: You can only adjust the Front Height
setting when Pre Out Setting is set to Height.
Surr Select LARGE if your surround speakers reproduce
bass frequencies effectively. Select SMALL to send bass
frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you
didnt connect surround speakers choose NO (the sound
of the surround channels is sent to the other speakers).
Surr. Back Select the number of surround back
speakers you have (one, two or none). Select LARGE if
your surround back speakers reproduce bass frequencies
effectively. Select SMALL to send bass frequencies to the
other speakers or subwoofer. If you didnt connect
surround back speakers choose NO.

only, make sure that additional amplifier is hooked up to


the PRE OUT L (Single) terminal.
- VSX-826 only: When using only one surround back
speaker, connect it to the SURROUND BACK L (Single)
terminals.
Subwoofer LFE signals and bass frequencies of
channels set to SMALL are output from the subwoofer
when YES is selected (see notes below). Choose the PLUS
setting if you want the subwoofer to output bass sound
continuously or you want deeper bass (the bass
frequencies that would normally come out the front and
center speakers are also routed to the subwoofer). If you
did not connect a subwoofer choose NO (the bass
frequencies are output from other speakers).

4 When youre finished, press RETURN.

Crossover Network
Default setting: 100Hz
This setting decides the cutoff between bass sounds playing
back from the speakers selected as LARGE, or the subwoofer,
and bass sounds playing back from those selected as
SMALL. It also decides where the cutoff will be for bass
sounds in the LFE channel.
For more on selecting the speaker sizes, see Speaker
Setting on page 38.

1 Select Manual SP Setup from the System Setup menu.


2 Select Crossover Network from the Manual SP Setup
menu.
2b.Crossover Network

2.Manual SP Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance

Frequency

100Hz

You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.


Note
If you select SMALL for the front speakers, the subwoofer
will automatically be fixed to YES. Also, the center,
surround, surround back and front height speakers cant
be set to LARGE if the front speakers are set to SMALL. In
this case, all bass frequencies are sent to the subwoofer.
If the surround speakers are set to NO, the surround back
speakers will automatically be set to NO.
If you have a subwoofer and like lots of bass, it may seem
logical to select LARGE for your front speakers and PLUS
for the subwoofer. This may not, however, yield the best
bass results. Depending on the speaker placement of
your room you may actually experience a decrease in the
amount of bass due to low frequency cancellations. In
this case, try changing the position or direction of
speakers. If you cant get good results, listen to the bass
response with it set to PLUS and YES or the front speakers
set to LARGE and SMALL alternatively and let your ears
judge which sounds best. If youre having problems, the
easiest option is to route all the bass sounds to the
subwoofer by selecting SMALL for the front speakers.

Return

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3 Choose the frequency cutoff point.


Frequencies below the cutoff point will be sent to the
subwoofer (or LARGE speakers).

4 When youre finished, press RETURN.


You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.

Channel Level
Using the channel level settings, you can adjust the overall
balance of your speaker system, an important factor when
setting up a home theater system.

1 Select Manual SP Setup from the System Setup menu.


2 Select Channel Level from the Manual SP Setup menu.
2c.Channel Level

2.Manual SP Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance

Return

Test Tone

Manual

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3 Select a setup option.
Manual Move the test tone manually from speaker to
speaker and adjust individual channel levels.
Auto Adjust channel levels as the test tone moves from
speaker to speaker automatically.

4 Confirm your selected setup option.


The test tones will start after you press ENTER. After the
volume increases to the reference level, test tones will be
output.
2c.Channel Level
Test Tone

[ Manual ]

Please Wait . . .20


Caution
Loud test tones
will be output.
Return

5 Adjust the level of each channel using /.

If you selected Manual, use / to switch speakers. The


Auto setup will output test tones in the order shown onscreen:

Tip

Important

You can change the channel levels at any time by press


RECEIVER , then press CH SELECT and LEV +/ on the
remote control. You can also press CH SELECT and use
/ to select the channel, and then use / to adjust
the channel levels.

Speaker Distance
For good sound depth and separation from your system, you
need to specify the distance of your speakers from the
listening position. The receiver can then add the proper delay
needed for effective surround sound.

1 Select Manual SP Setup from the System Setup menu.


2 Select Speaker Distance from the Manual SP Setup

[
[
[
[
[
[
[

0dB
0dB]
0dB]
0dB]

]
0dB]
0dB]
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Adjust the level of each speaker as the test tone is emitted.


Note
If you are using a Sound Pressure Level (SPL) meter, take
the readings from your main listening position and adjust
the level of each speaker to 75 dB SPL (C-weighting/slow
reading).
The subwoofer test tone is output at low volumes. You
may need to adjust the level after testing with an actual
soundtrack.

6 When youre finished, press RETURN.


You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.

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1 Select Input Assign from the System Setup menu.


System Setup

menu.

1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual SP Setup
3.Input Assign
4.Speaker System
5.Video Parameter
6.HDMI Setup
7.Auto Power Down
8.FL Demo Mode

2d.Speaker Distance

2.Manual SP Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance

2c.Channel Level
Front L
Center
Front R
Surround R
Surr. Back R
Surr. Back L
Surround L
Subwoofer

If you connect any source component to the receiver


using a component video input, you should have your TV
connected to this receivers COMPONENT VIDEO
MONITOR OUT or HDMI OUT (VSX-826 only) output
(down converting component video is not possible after
assigning an input).
If you didnt make component video connections according
to the defaults above, you must assign the numbered input to
the component youve connected (or else you may see the
video signal of a different component). For more on this, see
Using the component video jacks on page 20.

Front L
Center
Front R
Surround R
Surr. Back R
Surr. Back L
Surround L
Subwoofer

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3.0
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3.0
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3 Adjust the distance of each speaker using /.


You can adjust the distance of each speaker in 0.1 m
increments.

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(VSX-826)

2 Select Component Input from the Input Assign menu.


3a.Component Input

3.Input Assign

Component1
Component2

a.Component Input

DVD
[ DVR ]

4 When youre finished, press RETURN.


You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Return

The Input Assign menu


You only need to make settings in the Input Assign menu if
you didnt hook up your equipment according to the default
settings for the component video inputs.
Default settings:
- Component-1: DVD
- Component-2: DVR (DVR/BDR)

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3 Select the number of the component video input to


which youve connected your video component.
The numbers correspond with the numbers beside the inputs
on the rear of the receiver.

4 Select the component that corresponds with the one


you connected to that input.
Select between BD, DVD, TV (TV/SAT), DVR (DVR/BDR) or
OFF.
Use / and ENTER to do this.

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If you assign a component input to a certain function, any


component inputs previously assigned to that function
will automatically be switched off.
Make sure you have connected the audio from the
component to the corresponding inputs on the rear of the
receiver.

The Video Parameter setting (VSX-826 only)

Resolution

This receiver can up-convert the video signal input from the
composite/component video terminals; the output is from
the HDMI OUT terminal. The following shows the various
settings for this function.

Specifies the output resolution of the video signal (when


video input signals are output at the HDMI OUT terminal,
select this according to the resolution of your monitor and
the images you wish to watch).

Video Converter

1 Select Video Parameter from the System Setup menu.


2 Select Resolution from the Video Parameter menu.

5 When youre finished, press RETURN.


You return to the Input Assign menu.
For the assignment of the digital signal inputs, see
Selecting the audio input signal on page 26.

The Speaker System setting (VSX-826 only)


Specify either using the surround back speaker (or the
speaker B), or the front height speaker connection with the Bspeaker terminals.
Default setting: Surr. Back

1 Select Speaker System from the System Setup menu.


System Setup

4.Speaker System

1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual SP Setup
3.Input Assign
4.Speaker System
5.Video Parameter
6.HDMI Setup
7.Auto Power Down
8.FL Demo Mode

SP System

This setting specifies valid/invalid for the function that


converts the input video signal from each composite/
component video terminal. When OFF is selected, Resolution
and Aspect can not be set.

menu.

Return

2 Select the speaker system setting using /.


Surr. Back Sound is output from the surround back
speaker or the speaker B.
Height Sound is output from front height speaker.

3 When youre finished, press RETURN.


You return to the System Setup menu.

AUTO

BD
DVD
DVR/BDR
VIDEO1

a.Video Converter
b.Resolution
c.Aspect

[
[
[

ON
OFF
OFF
OFF

]
]
]

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3 Select the setting for converting each type of video


input.
ON The signal is output also to the HDMI OUT terminal.
OFF The signal input from the HDMI terminal of the
selected input function will be output from the HDMI OUT
terminal. The signal input from the analog composite
video and the component video will not be output from
the HDMI OUT terminal.
4 When youre finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Video Parameter menu.

Return

3 Select output resolution.

5a.Video Converter

5.Video Parameter

Surr. Back

Return

Resolution

a.Video Converter
b.Resolution
c.Aspect

1 Select Video Parameter from the System Setup menu.


2 Select Video Converter from the Video Parameter

Return

Return

5b.Resolution

5.Video Parameter

AUTO The resolution is selected automatically


according to the capacity of the TV (monitor) connected
by HDMI.
PURE The signals are output with the same resolution
as when input.
480p/720p/1080i/1080p The signal is output with the
resolution specified here (480p means the resolution of
480p/576p).

4 When youre finished, press RETURN.


You return to the Video Parameter menu.
Note
When set to a resolution with which the TV (monitor) is
not compatible, no picture is output. Also, in some cases
no picture will be output due to copyright protection
signals. In this case, change the setting.
When a display is connected by HDMI, if this is set to
something other than PURE and 480i/576i analog signals
are input, 480p/576p signals are output from the
component output terminals.

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1 Select Pre Out Setting from the System Setup menu.

Aspect

The FL Demo Mode menu

Specifies the aspect ratio when analog video input signals


are output at the HDMI OUT terminal. Make your desired
settings while checking each setting on your display (if the
image doesnt match your monitor type, cropping or black
bands appear).

1 Select Video Parameter from the System Setup menu.


2 Select Aspect from the Video Parameter menu.
5c.Aspect

5.Video Parameter

BD
DVD
DVR/BDR
VIDEO1
VIDEO2
TV/SAT

a.Video Converter
b.Resolution
c.Aspect

NORMAL
[T HRO UG H]
[T HRO UG H]
[ NORMAL ]
[ NORMAL ]
[ NORMAL ]

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System Setup

4.Pre Out Setting

1 . Auto MCACC
2 . Manual SP Setup
3 . Input Assign
4 . Pre Out Setting
5 . HDMI Setup
6 . Auto Power Down
7 . FL Demo Mode

Pre Out

THROUGH The input video signal is output unchanged.


NORMAL Black bands will appear either at top and
bottom or on both sides.

4 When youre finished, press RETURN.


You return to the Video Parameter menu.
Note
If the image doesnt match your monitor type, adjust the
aspect ratio on the source component or on the monitor.

The Pre Out Setting (VSX-821 only)


Specify either using the surround back speaker or the front
height speaker connection with the PRE OUT SURR BACK/
FRONT HEIGHT outputs. An additional amplifier is required
for the speaker connection.
Default setting: Surr. Back

System Setup
Return

Return

2 Select which speaker to connect to the PRE OUT SURR


BACK/FRONT HEIGHT outputs using /.
Surr. Back Connect the surround back speaker.
Height Connect the front height speaker.

8.FL Demo Mode

1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual SP Setup
3.Input Assign
4.Speaker System
5.Video Parameter
6.HDMI Setup
7.Auto Power Down
8.FL Demo Mode

FL Demo

ON

Return

(VSX-826)

3 When youre finished, press RETURN.


You return to the System Setup menu.

2 Choose ON or OFF for the demo display.


3 When youre finished, press RETURN.

The Auto Power Down menu

You return to the System Setup menu.

Set to automatically turn off the receiver after a specified time


has passed (when the power has been on with no operation
for several hours.
Default setting: OFF

1 Select Auto Power Down from the System Setup


menu.
System Setup

7.Auto Power Down

1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual SP Setup
3.Input Assign
4.Speaker System
5.Video Parameter
6.HDMI Setup
7.Auto Power Down
8.FL Demo Mode

OFF

Return

Return

(VSX-826)

2 Specify the amount of time to allow before the power


is turned off (when there has been no operation).
You can select 2, 4 or 6 hours, or OFF (if no automatic
shutoff is desired).
3 When youre finished, press RETURN.
You return to the System Setup menu.

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Set whether or not various demos are to be shown on the


front panel display.

1 Select FL Demo Mode from the System Setup menu.

Return

3 Select desired output aspect ratio.

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Control with HDMI function


Chapter 7:

Control with HDMI


function
Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMIcompatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray Disc player or with a
component of another make that supports the Control with
HDMI functions are possible when the component is
connected to the receiver using an HDMI cable.
Synchronized amp mode
The receivers volume can be set and the sound can be
muted using the TVs remote control.
Power synchronization with TV
Automatic switching of inputs
The receivers input switches over automatically when the
TVs input is changed or a Control with HDMI-compatible
component is played.
Important
With Pioneer devices, the Control with HDMI functions
are referred to as KURO LINK.
You cannot use this function with components that do not
support Control with HDMI.
We only guarantee this receiver will work with Pioneer
made Control with HDMI-compatible components and
components of other makes that support the Control
with HDMI function. However, we do not guarantee that
all synchronized operations will work with components of
other makes that support the Control with HDMI
function.
Use a High Speed HDMI cable when you want to use the
Control with HDMI function. The Control with HDMI
function may not work properly if a different type of HDMI
cable is used.
For details about concrete operations, settings, etc., refer
to also the operating instructions for each component.

07

Making Control with HDMI connections

HDMI Setup

You can use synchronized operation for a connected TV and


up to four other components.
Be sure to connect the TVs audio cable to the audio input
of this unit. When the TV and receiver are connected by
HDMI connections, if the TV supports the HDMI Audio
Return Channel function, the sound of the TV is input to
the receiver via the HDMI terminal, so there is no need to
connect an audio cable. In this case, set ARC at HDMI
Setup to ON (see HDMI Setup below).
For details, see Connecting using HDMI on page 16.

You must adjust the settings of this receiver as well as the


connected Control with HDMI-compatible components in
order to make use of the Control with HDMI function. For
more information see the operating instructions for each
component.

Important
When connecting this system or changing connections,
be sure to switch the power off and disconnect the power
cord from the wall socket.
After completing all connections, connect the power
cords to the wall socket.
After this receiver is connected to an AC outlet, a 2
second to 10 second HDMI initialization process begins.
You cannot carry out any operations during initialization.
The HDMI indicator on the display unit blinks during
initialization, and you can turn this receiver on once it has
stopped blinking.
To get the most out of this function, we recommend that
you connect your HDMI component not to a TV but rather
directly to the HDMI terminal on this receiver.
While the receiver is equipped with four HDMI inputs, the
Control with HDMI function can only be used with up to
three DVD or Blu-ray Disc players or up to three DVD or
Blu-ray Disc recorders.

1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.


Press RECEIVER to switch on.

2 Switch the TV input so that it connects to the receiver.


VSX-821 only: Switch the TV input to the input that
connects this receiver to the TV through the
corresponding composite or component cable.

3 Press

RECEIVER , then press SETUP.


The System Setup menu appears on your TV. Use ///
and ENTER on the remote control to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm
and exit the current menu.
Press SETUP at any time to exit the System Setup menu.

4 Select HDMI Setup from the System Setup menu.


System Setup

6.HDMI Setup

1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual SP Setup
3.Input Assign
4.Speaker System
5.Video Parameter
6.HDMI Setup
7.Auto Power Down
8.FL Demo Mode

Control
ARC

Return

ON
[ OFF ]

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(VSX-826)

5 Select the Control setting you want.


Choose whether to set this units Control with HDMI
function ON or OFF. You will need to set it to ON to use the
Control with HDMI function.
When using a component that does not support the Control
with HDMI function, set this to OFF.
ON Enables the Control with HDMI function. When this
units power is turned off and you have a supported
source begin playback while using the Control with
HDMI function, the audio and video outputs from the
HDMI connection are output from the TV.

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Control with HDMI function


OFF The Control with HDMI is disabled. Synchronized
operations cannot be used. When this units power is
turned off, audio and video of sources connected via
HDMI are not output.

6 Select the ARC setting you want.


When a TV supporting the HDMI Audio Return Channel
function is connected to the receiver, the sound of the TV can
be input via the HDMI terminal.
ON The TVs sound is input via the HDMI terminal. This
can only be selected when Control is set to ON.
OFF The TVs sound is input from the audio input
terminals other than HDMI inputs.

7 When youre finished, press RETURN.


You return to the System Setup menu.

Before using synchronization


Once you have finished all connections and settings, you
must:

1 Put all components into standby mode.


2 Turn the power on for all components, with the power
for the TV being turned on last.

3 Choose the HDMI input to which the TV is connected to


this receiver, and see if video output from connected
components displays properly on the screen or not.
4 Check whether the components connected to all HDMI
inputs are properly displayed.
About synchronized operations
The Control with HDMI-compatible component connected to
the receiver operates in sync as described below.
Synchronized amp mode
- From the menu screen of the Control with HDMIcompatible TV, set audio to be played through this
receiver, and the receiver will switch to the synchronized
amp mode.

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- When in the synchronized amp mode, the synchronized

amp mode is canceled when the receivers power is


turned off. To turn the synchronized amp mode back on,
set audio to be played through the receiver from the TVs
menu screen, etc. This receiver will power up and switch
to the synchronized amp mode.
- When in the synchronized amp mode, the synchronized
amp mode is canceled if an operation that produces
sound from the TV is performed from the TVs menu
screen, etc.
- When the synchronized amp mode is canceled, the
receivers power turns off if you were viewing an HDMI
input or a TV program on the TV.
Power synchronization with TV
- When the TVs power is set to standby, the receivers
power is also set to standby. (Only when the input for a
component connected to the receiver by HDMI
connection is selected or when watching the TV.)
Automatic switching of inputs
- The receivers input switches automatically when the
Control with HDMI-compatible component is played.
- The receivers input switches automatically when the
TVs input is switched.
- The synchronized amp mode remains in effect even if
the receivers input is switched to a component other
than one connected by HDMI.

About connections with a product of a different


brand that supports the Control with HDMI
function
The synchronized operations below can be used when the
receivers Control with HDMI function is connected to a TV
of a brand other than Pioneer that supports the Control with
HDMI function. (Depending on the TV, however, some of the
Control with HDMI functions may not work.)
When the TVs power is set to standby, the receivers
power is also set to standby. (Only when the input for a
component connected to the receiver by HDMI
connection is selected or when watching the TV.)

The sound of TV programs or an external input connected


to the TV can also be output from the speakers connected
to the receiver. (If the TV does not support the HDMI
Audio Return Channel function, this requires connection
of an optical digital cable, etc., in addition to the HDMI
cable.)
The synchronized operations below can be used when the
receivers Control with HDMI function is connected to a
player or recorder of a brand other than Pioneer that supports
the Control with HDMI function.
When playback starts on the player or recorder, the
receivers input switches to the HDMI input to which that
component is connected.
See the Pioneer website for the latest information on the
models of non-Pioneer brands and products that support the
Control with HDMI function.

Cautions on the Control with HDMI function


Connect the TV and components (Blu-ray Disc player,
etc.) directly to this receiver. Interrupting a direct
connection with other amps or an AV converter (such as
an HDMI switch) can cause operational errors.
When the receivers Control is turned ON, even if the
receivers power is in the standby mode, it is possible to
output the audio and video signals from a player via HDMI
to the TV without producing sound from the receiver, but
only when a Control with HDMI-compatible component
(Blu-ray Disc player, etc.) and compatible TV are
connected. In this case, the receivers power turns on and
the power and HDMI indicators light.

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Controlling the rest of


your system

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Selecting preset codes directly


RECEIVER SLEEP

TV
SOURCE CONTROL

HDD

DVD

VCR

S.RETRIEVER SB CH CH SELECT

4
RECEIVER

INPUT SELECT

Most components can be assigned to one of the input


function buttons using the components manufacturer
preset code stored in the remote.
However, please note that there are cases where only certain
functions may be controllable after assigning the proper
preset code, or the codes for the manufacturer in the remote
control will not work for the model that you are using.
Note
TV CONTROL buttons are only dedicated to control the TV
(for example, codes for TV, CATV, Satellite TV or DTV).
You can cancel or exit any of the steps by pressing
RECEIVER .
After one minute of inactivity, the remote automatically
exits the operation.

BD

DVD

TV

DVR/BDR

CD

CD-R

TUNER SIGNAL SEL

6
LEV

DIMMER
CLR
/ +10

LEV
ENTER

You can clear all presets and restore the factory default
settings.
DISP
EQ
CH
PHASE
CH
SHIFT

CH

ADAPTER iPod USB VIDEO 1

VIDEO 2

MIDNIGHT SPEAKERS
INPUT

Setting the remote to control other


components

Clearing all the remote control settings

RECEIVER
VOL

1 While pressing RECEIVER , press and hold the 1 button


for three seconds.
2 Press the input function button for the component you
want to control.
The component can be assigned to the BD, DVD, TV, DVR/
BDR, CD, CD-R, VIDEO1 or VIDEO2 button.
When assigning preset codes to TV CONTROL, press
INPUT here.

While pressing RECEIVER , press and hold the 0 button


for three seconds.

Default preset codes


Input function
button

Preset code

BD

2255

DVD

2256

TV

0291

DVR/BDR

2257

CD

5000

CD-R

5001

VIDEO1

6099

VIDEO2

1053

TV CONTROL

0291

3 Use the number buttons to enter the preset code.


You can find the preset codes on page 46.
If the correct code has been input the power of the
component being input will turn on or off.
The power of the component being input will only turn on or
off if that component is able to be turned on directly by
remote control.

4 Repeat steps 2 through 3 to try a different code, or to


enter a code for another component you want to control.
5 When youre done, press

RECEIVER .

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TV CONTROL Switches the TV input. (Not


INPUT
possible with all models.)

TV CONTROL Selects channels.


CH +/

TV CONTROL Adjust the TV volume.


VOL +/

SOURCE

Press to switch the component



assigned to the TV button on or off.

DTV/TV

Switches between the DTV and


analog TV input modes for Pioneer
TVs.

TV CONTROL Switches the DTV on or off.

Switches the TV or CATV between


standby and on.

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Satellite/
Cable TV

Function
TV

Button(s)

DTV

This remote control can control components after entering


the proper codes or teaching the receiver the commands (see
Controlling the rest of your system on page 45 for more on
this). Use the input function buttons to select the
component.
The TV CONTROL buttons on the remote control are
dedicated to control the TV assigned to the TV CONTROL
INPUT button.

TOP MENU

Switches TEXT ON/OFF for TVs.

HOME
MENU

Use as the GUIDE button for


navigating.

RETURN

Use to select closed captioning


with DTV.

Number
buttons

Use to select a specific TV channel.

ENTER

Use to enter a channel.

MENU

Press to display the DTV menu.

Select the menu screen.

//// Press to select or adjust and



ENTER
navigate items on the menu screen.

Button(s)

Function

CH +/

Selects channels.

Satellite/
Cable TV

Controls for TVs

DTV

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TV

08

46

Button(s)

Function

////
Navigates BD/DVD menu/options.
ENTER/RETURN
HOME MENU

Displays the HOME MENU.

CH +/

Selects channels. (DVR/VCR only)

Controls for other components

For HDD/DVD/VCR recorder

This remote control can control these components (BD, DVD,


CD, DVR (BDR), VCR, CD-R) after entering the proper codes
or teaching the receiver the commands (see Controlling the
rest of your system on page 45 for more on this). Use the
input function buttons to select the component.

HDD (SHIFT + 1) Switches to the hard disk controls.

Button(s)

Preset Code List

Function

For Blu-ray Disc player, DVD player, CD player, DVR (BDR), VCR,
CD-R
SOURCE

Press to switch the component between


standby and on.

Press to return to the start of the current


track.
Repeated presses skips to the start of
previous tracks.

DVD (SHIFT + 2) Switches to the DVD controls.


VCR (SHIFT + 3) Switches to the VCR controls.

You should have no problem controlling a component if you


find the manufacturer in this list, but please note that there
are cases where codes for the manufacturer in the list will not
work for the model that you are using. There are also cases
where only certain functions may be controllable after
assigning the proper preset code.
Important
We do not guarantee the operations of all the
manufacturers and devices listed. Operation may not be
possible even if a preset code is entered.

Press to advance to the start of the next track.


Repeated presses skips to the start of
following tracks.

Pause playback or recording.

Start playback.

example:

Hold down for fast forward playback.

TV

Hold down for fast reverse playback.

Pioneer 0291

Stops playback (on some models, pressing


this when the disc is already stopped will
cause the disc tray to open).

Number buttons Use to enter a title/chapter/track number.


DISP

Press to display information.

TOP MENU

Displays the disc top menu of a BD/DVD


player.

MENU

Displays menus for the current BD/DVD or


DVR you are using.

Category
Preset code
Manufacturer

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Pioneer 0291, 0113, 0295, 0296
A.R. Systems 0155
Acme 0141
Acura 0142, 0154
ADC 0140
Admiral 0138, 0139, 0140,
0145, 0146
Adyson 0141, 0228, 0229
Agashi 0228, 0229
Agazi 0140
Aiko 0141, 0142, 0154, 0155,
0228, 0229
Aim 0155
Aiwa 0199
Akai 0142, 0143, 0149, 0152,
0154, 0155, 0228, 0229
Akiba 0143, 0155
Akura 0140, 0143, 0154, 0155
Alaron 0228
Alba 0125, 0141, 0142, 0143,
0147, 0150, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0190, 0193, 0203, 0228
Alcyon 0132
Allorgan 0229
Allstar 0149, 0155
AMOi 0224
Amplivision 0125, 0141, 0156,
0229
Amstrad 0140, 0142, 0143,
0154, 0155
Anam 0142
Anglo 0142, 0154
Anitech 0132, 0140, 0142, 0154,
0155
Ansonic 0125, 0133, 0142,
0144, 0154, 0155
Arcam 0228, 0229
Arcam Delta 0141
Aristona 0149, 0152, 0155
Arthur Martin 0156
ASA 0138, 0146
Asberg 0132, 0149, 0155
Astra 0142
Asuka 0140, 0141, 0143, 0228,
0229
Atlantic 0141, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0228
Atori 0142, 0154
Auchan 0156
Audiosonic 0125, 0141, 0142,
0143, 0149, 0152, 0155, 0229
AudioTon 0125, 0141, 0229
Ausind 0132
Autovox 0132, 0138, 0140,
0141, 0229
Awa 0228, 0229
Baird 0229
Bang & Olufsen 0138, 0230

Basic Line 0142, 0143, 0149,


0154, 0155, 0229
Bastide 0141, 0229
Baur 0152, 0155
Bazin 0229
Beko 0125, 0150, 0155, 0175
Benq 0219
Beon 0149, 0152, 0155
Best 0125
Bestar 0125, 0149, 0155
Binatone 0141, 0229
Blue Sky 0143, 0155
Blue Star 0151
Boots 0141, 0229
BPL 0151, 0155
Brandt 0148, 0153, 0157, 0159
Brinkmann 0155
Brionvega 0138, 0149, 0152,
0155
Britannia 0141, 0228, 0229
Bruns 0138
BTC 0143
Bush 0142, 0143, 0145, 0147,
0149, 0151, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0180, 0193, 0229
Capsonic 0140
Carena 0155
Carrefour 0147
Cascade 0142, 0154, 0155
Casio 0221
Cathay 0149, 0152, 0155
CCE 0229
Centurion 0149, 0152, 0155
Century 0138
CGE 0125, 0132
Cimline 0142, 0154
City 0142, 0154
Clarivox 0152
Clatronic 0125, 0132, 0140,
0141, 0142, 0143, 0149, 0150,
0154, 0155, 0229
CMS 0228
CMS Hightec 0229
Concorde 0142, 0154
Condor 0125, 0141, 0149, 0150,
0154, 0155, 0228
Contec 0141, 0142, 0147, 0154,
0228
Continental Edison 0148
Cosmel 0142, 0154
Crosley 0132, 0138
Crown 0125, 0132, 0142, 0149,
0150, 0152, 0154, 0155
CS Electronics 0141, 0143,
0228
CTC Clatronic 0144
Cybertron 0143
Daewoo 0128, 0141, 0142,
0149, 0154, 0155, 0169, 0179,
0206, 0228, 0229
Dainichi 0143, 0228

Dansai 0140, 0149, 0152, 0155,


0228, 0229
Dantax 0125, 0152
Dawa 0155
Daytron 0142, 0154
De Graaf 0145
Decca 0141, 0149, 0152, 0155,
0229
Denver 0213, 0218
Desmet 0149, 0152, 0155
Diamant 0155
Diamond 0228
Dixi 0142, 0149, 0152, 0154,
0155, 0229
DTS 0142, 0154
Dual 0141, 0155, 0229
Dual-Tec 0141, 0142
Dumont 0138, 0141, 0144, 0229
Dux 0152
Dynatron 0149, 0152, 0155
Elbe 0125, 0133, 0155, 0229
Elcit 0138
Electa 0151
ELECTRO TECH 0142
Elin 0141, 0149, 0152, 0154,
0155, 0228
Elite 0143, 0149, 0155
Elman 0144
Elta 0142, 0154, 0228
Emerson 0125, 0138, 0155
Epson 0216
Erres 0149, 0152, 0155
ESC 0229
Etron 0142
Eurofeel 0229, 0140
Euroline 0152
Euroman 0125, 0140, 0141,
0149, 0155, 0228, 0229
Europhon 0141, 0144, 0149,
0155, 0228, 0229
Expert 0156
Exquisit 0155
Fenner 0142, 0154
Ferguson 0148, 0152, 0153,
0157
Fidelity 0141, 0145, 0155, 0228
Filsai 0229
Finlandia 0145
Finlux 0132, 0138, 0141, 0144,
0149, 0152, 0155, 0229
Firstline 0141, 0142, 0149,
0154, 0155, 0228, 0229
Fisher 0125, 0138, 0141, 0147,
0150, 0229
Flint 0149, 0155
Formenti 0132, 0138, 0139,
0141, 0152, 0228
Formenti/Phoenix 0228
Fortress 0138, 0139
Fraba 0125, 0155
Friac 0125

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Frontech 0140, 0142, 0145,
0146, 0154, 0229
Fujitsu 0229
Fujitsu General 0229
Funai 0140
Galaxi 0155, 0150
Galaxis 0125, 0155
GBC 0142, 0147, 0154
Geant Casino 0156
GEC 0141, 0146, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0229
Geloso 0142, 0145, 0154
General Technic 0142, 0154
Genexxa 0143, 0146, 0149,
0155
Giant 0229
GoldHand 0228
Goldline 0155
Goldstar 0125, 0141, 0142,
0145, 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0228, 0229
Goodmans 0140, 0142, 0147,
0149, 0152, 0154, 0155, 0222,
0229
Gorenje 0125, 0150
GPM 0143
Graetz 0146
Granada 0132, 0141, 0145,
0147, 0149, 0152, 0155, 0156,
0229
Grandin 0142, 0143, 0151, 0152
Gronic 0229
Grundig 0124, 0125, 0132,
0155, 0162
Halifax 0140, 0141, 0228, 0229
Hampton 0141, 0228, 0229
Hanseatic 0125, 0133, 0141,
0142, 0147, 0149, 0152, 0154,
0155, 0229
Hantarex 0142, 0154, 0155
Hantor 0155
Harwood 0154, 0155
HCM 0140, 0141, 0142, 0151,
0154, 0155, 0229
Hema 0154, 0229
Higashi 0228
HiLine 0155
Hinari 0142, 0143, 0147, 0149,
0152, 0154, 0155
Hisawa 0143, 0151, 0156
Hitachi 0137, 0141, 0145, 0146,
0147, 0155, 0191, 0226, 0229
Hornyphon 0149, 0155
Hoshai 0143
Huanyu 0141, 0228
Hygashi 0141, 0228, 0229
Hyper 0141, 0142, 0154, 0228,
0229
Hypson 0140, 0141, 0149, 0151,
0152, 0155, 0156, 0229
Iberia 0155

ICE 0140, 0141, 0142, 0143,


0149, 0154, 0155, 0228, 0229
ICeS 0228
Imperial 0125, 0132, 0146,
0149, 0150, 0155
Indiana 0149, 0152, 0155
Ingelen 0146
Ingersol 0142, 0154
Inno Hit 0132, 0141, 0142,
0143, 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0229
Innovation 0140, 0142
Interactive 0125
Interbuy 0142, 0154
Interfunk 0125, 0138, 0146,
0149, 0152, 0155
International 0228
Intervision 0125, 0140, 0141,
0144, 0155, 0229
Irradio 0132, 0142, 0143, 0149,
0152, 0154, 0155
Isukai 0143, 0155
ITC 0141, 0229
ITS 0143, 0149, 0151, 0155, 0228
ITT 0142, 0146
ITV 0142, 0152, 0155
JVC 0134, 0135, 0147, 0149,
0192
Kaisui 0141, 0142, 0143, 0151,
0154, 0155, 0228, 0229
Kamosonic 0141
Kamp 0141, 0228
Kapsch 0146
Karcher 0125, 0141, 0142, 0152,
0155
Kawasho 0228
Kendo 0125, 0144, 0145, 0155
KIC 0229
Kingsley 0141, 0228
Kneissel 0125, 0133, 0155
Kolster 0149, 0155
Konka 0143
Korpel 0149, 0152, 0155
Korting 0125, 0138
Kosmos 0155
Koyoda 0142
KTV 0141, 0229
Kyoto 0228, 0229
Lasat 0125
Lenco 0142, 0154
Lenoir 0141, 0142, 0154
Leyco 0140, 0149, 0152, 0155
LG 0125, 0136, 0141, 0142, 0145,
0149, 0152, 0154, 0155, 0186,
0189, 0196, 0220, 0228, 0229
LG/GoldStar 0129
Liesenk 0152
Liesenkotter 0155
Life 0140, 0142
Lifetec 0140, 0142, 0154, 0155
Lloyds 0154

Loewe 0125, 0133, 0155, 0166,


0167
Loewe Opta 0138, 0149, 0152
Luma 0145, 0152, 0154, 0155
Lumatron 0145, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0229
Lux May 0149
Luxor 0141, 0145, 0229
M Electronic 0141, 0142, 0146,
0148, 0149, 0152
Magnadyne 0138, 0144, 0152
Magnafon 0132, 0141, 0144,
0228
Magnum 0140, 0142
Mandor 0140
Manesth 0140, 0141, 0149,
0152, 0155, 0229
Marantz 0149, 0152, 0155
Marelli 0138
Mark 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0228, 0229
Masuda 0229
Matsui 0141, 0142, 0145, 0147,
0149, 0152, 0154, 0155, 0229
Mediator 0149, 0152, 0155
Medion 0140, 0142, 0155
M-Electronic 0154, 0155, 0228,
0229
Melvox 0156
Memorex 0142, 0154
Memphis 0142, 0154
Mercury 0154, 0155
Metz 0138, 0299, 0300, 0301,
0302
Micromaxx 0140, 0142
Microstar 0140, 0142
Minerva 0132
Minoka 0149, 0155
Mitsubishi 0138, 0147, 0149,
0155, 0200
Mivar 0125, 0132, 0133, 0141,
0228, 0229
Motion 0132
MTC 0125, 0228
Multi System 0152
Multitech 0125, 0141, 0142,
0144, 0145, 0147, 0152, 0154,
0155, 0228, 0229
Murphy 0141, 0228
Naonis 0145
NEC 0147, 0229
Neckermann 0125, 0138, 0141,
0145, 0149, 0150, 0152, 0155,
0229
NEI 0149, 0152, 0155
Neufunk 0154, 0155
New Tech 0142, 0149, 0154,
0155, 0229
New World 0143
Nicamagic 0141, 0228

Nikkai 0140, 0141, 0143, 0149,


0152, 0154, 0155, 0228, 0229
Nobliko 0132, 0141, 0144, 0228
Nokia 0146
Nordic 0229
Nordmende 0138, 0146, 0148,
0149
Nordvision 0152
Novatronic 0155
Oceanic 0146, 0156
Okano 0125, 0150, 0155
ONCEAS 0141
Opera 0155
Orbit 0149, 0155
Orion 0142, 0149, 0152, 0154,
0155, 0194
Orline 0155
Osaki 0140, 0141, 0143, 0155,
0229
Oso 0143
Otto Versand 0139, 0141,
0147, 0149, 0151, 0152, 0155,
0229
Pael 0141, 0228
Palladium 0125, 0141, 0150,
0155, 0229
Palsonic 0229
Panama 0140, 0141, 0142,
0154, 0155, 0228, 0229
Panasonic 0123, 0146, 0155,
0158, 0164, 0214, 0217
Panavision 0155
Pathe Cinema 0125, 0133,
0141, 0156, 0228
Pausa 0142, 0154
Perdio 0155, 0228
Perfekt 0155
Philco 0125, 0132, 0138, 0155
Philharmonic 0141, 0229
Philips 0115, 0117, 0138, 0141,
0149, 0152, 0155, 0160, 0163,
0165, 0170, 0171, 0173, 0174,
0182, 0183, 0195, 0196, 0202,
0205, 0212, 0215
Phoenix 0125, 0138, 0149,
0152, 0155, 0228
Phonola 0138, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0228
Plantron 0140, 0149, 0154,
0155
Playsonic 0229
Poppy 0142, 0154
Prandoni-Prince 0132, 0145
Precision 0141, 0229
Prima 0142, 0146, 0154
Profex 0142, 0154
Profi-Tronic 0149, 0155
Proline 0149, 0155
Prosonic 0125, 0141, 0152,
0155, 0228, 0229, 0232

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Protech 0140, 0141, 0142, 0144,
0149, 0152, 0229
Provision 0152, 0155
Pye 0149, 0152, 0155, 0198
Pymi 0142, 0154
Quandra Vision 0156
Quelle 0140, 0141, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0229
Questa 0147
Radialva 0155
Radio Shack 0155
Radiola 0149, 0152, 0155, 0229
Radiomarelli 0138, 0155
Radiotone 0125, 0149, 0154,
0155
Rank 0147
Recor 0155
Redstar 0155
Reflex 0155
Revox 0125, 0149, 0152, 0155
Rex 0140, 0145, 0146
RFT 0125, 0133, 0138
Rhapsody 0228
R-Line 0149, 0152, 0155
Roadstar 0140, 0142, 0143,
0154
Robotron 0138
Rowa 0228, 0229
Royal Lux 0125
RTF 0138
Saba 0138, 0146, 0148, 0153,
0157, 0159
Saisho 0140, 0141, 0142, 0154,
0229
Salora 0145, 0146
Sambers 0132, 0144
Samsung 0119, 0120, 0125,
0140, 0141, 0142, 0149, 0150,
0152, 0154, 0155, 0177, 0178,
0181, 0204, 0208, 0228, 0229
Sandra 0141, 0228, 0229
Sansui 0149, 0155
Sanyo 0125, 0133, 0141, 0147,
0154, 0187, 0228, 0229
SBR 0152, 0155
SCHAUB LORENTZ 0146
Schneider 0141, 0143, 0149,
0152, 0155, 0190, 0229
SEG 0140, 0141, 0144, 0147,
0152, 0154, 0155, 0190, 0228,
0229
SEI 0155
SEI-Sinudyne 0138, 0144, 0146
Seleco 0145, 0146, 0147
Sencora 0142, 0154
Sentra 0154
Serino 0228
Sharp 0130, 0131, 0139, 0147,
0184, 0207
Siarem 0138, 0144, 0155
Sierra 0149, 0155

Siesta 0125
Silva 0228
Silver 0147
Singer 0138, 0144, 0156
Sinudyne 0138, 0144, 0152,
0155
Skantic 0146
Solavox 0146
Sonitron 0125, 0229
Sonoko 0140, 0141, 0142, 0149,
0152, 0154, 0155, 0229
Sonolor 0146, 0156
Sontec 0125, 0149, 0152, 0155
Sony 0116, 0118, 0142, 0147,
0161, 0168, 0172, 0185, 0188,
0197, 0201, 0211, 0225, 0227
Sound & Vision 0143, 0144
Soundwave 0149, 0152, 0155
Standard 0141, 0142, 0143,
0149, 0154, 0155, 0229
Starlight 0152
Starlite 0154, 0155
Stenway 0151
Stern 0145, 0146
Strato 0154, 0155
Stylandia 0229
Sunkai 0142
Sunstar 0154, 0155
Sunwood 0142, 0149, 0154,
0155
Superla 0141, 0228, 0229
SuperTech 0154, 0155, 0228
Supra 0142, 0154
Susumu 0143
Sutron 0142, 0154
Sydney 0141, 0228, 0229
Sysline 0152
Sytong 0228
Tandy 0139, 0141, 0143, 0146,
0229
Tashiko 0144, 0145, 0147, 0228,
0229
Tatung 0141, 0149, 0152, 0155,
0229
TCM 0140, 0142
Teac 0155, 0229
Tec 0141, 0142, 0154, 0229
TEDELEX 0229
Teleavia 0148
Telecor 0155, 0229
Telefunken 0148, 0149, 0155,
0157
Telegazi 0155
Telemeister 0155
Telesonic 0155
Telestar 0155
Teletech 0142, 0152, 0154,
0155
Teleton 0141, 0229
Televideon 0228
Televiso 0156

Tensai 0142, 0143, 0149, 0154,


0155, 0229
Tesmet 0149
Tevion 0140, 0142
Texet 0141, 0154, 0228, 0229
Thomson 0121, 0122, 0141,
0148, 0149, 0153, 0155, 0157,
0159, 0210
Thorn 0152, 0155
Tokai 0149, 0155, 0229
Tokyo 0141, 0228
Tomashi 0151
Toshiba 0126, 0127, 0147,
0176, 0209, 0229
Towada 0146, 0229
Trakton 0229
Trans Continens 0155, 0229
Transtec 0228
Trident 0229
Triumph 0155
Vestel 0145, 0146, 0149, 0150,
0152, 0155, 0229
Vexa 0142, 0152, 0154, 0155
Victor 0147, 0149
VIDEOLOGIC 0228
Videologique 0141, 0143,
0228, 0229
VideoSystem 0149, 0155
Videotechnic 0228, 0229
Viewsonic 0223
Visiola 0141, 0228
Vision 0149, 0155, 0229
Vortec 0149, 0152, 0155
Voxson 0132, 0138, 0145, 0146,
0149, 0155
Waltham 0141, 0155, 0229
Watson 0149, 0152, 0155
Watt Radio 0141, 0144, 0228
Wega 0138, 0147, 0155
Wegavox 0154
Weltblick 0149, 0152, 0155,
0229
White Westinghouse 0141,
0144, 0152, 0155, 0228
Xrypton 0155
Yamishi 0155, 0229
Yokan 0155
Yoko 0125, 0140, 0141, 0142,
0143, 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0228, 0229
Yorx 0143
Zanussi 0145, 0229

DVD
If operations are not
possible using the preset
codes below, you may be
able to conduct operations
with the preset codes for
the BD, DVR (BDR, HDR).
Pioneer 2256, 2014
AEG 2188
Aiwa 2149
Akai 2096
Akura 2186
Alba 2122, 2133, 2143
Amitech 2188
AMW 2189
Awa 2189
Bang & Olufsen 2191
Bellagio 2189
Best Buy 2185
Brainwave 2188
Brandt 2112, 2139
Bush 2122, 2143, 2177, 2184
Cambridge Audio 2180
CAT 2182, 2183
Centrum 2183
CGV 2180, 2188
Cinetec 2189
Clatronic 2184
Coby 2190
Conia 2177
Continental Edison 2189
Crown 2188
C-Tech 2181
CyberHome 2103, 2132
Daenyx 2189
Daewoo 2130, 2154, 2188,
2189
Daewoo International 2189
Dalton 2187
Dansai 2179, 2188
Daytek 2105, 2128, 2189
Dayton 2189
DEC 2184
Decca 2188
Denon 2161, 2163
Denver 2164, 2184, 2186, 2190
Denzel 2178
Diamond 2180, 2181
DK Digital 2129
Dmtech 2095
Dual 2178
DVX 2181
Easy Home 2185
Eclipse 2180
Electrohome 2188
Elin 2188
Elta 2142, 2188
Enzer 2178
Finlux 2180, 2188

Gericom 2145
Global Solutions 2181
Global Sphere 2181
Goodmans 2122, 2165, 2184
Graetz 2178
Grundig 2148
Grunkel 2188
H&B 2184
Haaz 2180, 2181
HiMAX 2185
Hitachi 2110, 2178, 2185
Innovation 2097
JVC 2119, 2136, 2152
Kansai 2190
Kennex 2188
Kenwood 2146
KeyPlug 2188
Kiiro 2188
Kingavon 2184
Kiss 2178
Koda 2184
KXD 2185
Lawson 2181
Lecson 2179
Lenco 2184, 2188
LG 2111, 2115, 2135, 2138, 2160,
2171
Life 2097
Lifetec 2097
Limit 2181
Loewe 2151
LogicLab 2181
Magnavox 2184
Majestic 2190
Marantz 2157
Marquant 2188
Matsui 2139
Mecotek 2188
Medion 2097
MiCO 2180
Micromaxx 2097
Microstar 2097
Minoka 2188
Mizuda 2184, 2185
Monyka 2178
Mustek 2101
Mx Onda 2180
Naiko 2188
Neufunk 2178
Nevir 2188
NU-TEC 2177
Onkyo 2167
Optim 2179
Optimus 2099
Orava 2184
Orbit 2189
Orion 2156
P&B 2184
Pacific 2181
Panasonic 2113, 2114, 2121,
2127, 2131, 2170

Philips 2100, 2106, 2117, 2118,


2126, 2134, 2157
Pointer 2188
Portland 2188
Powerpoint 2189
Prosonic 2190
Provision 2184
Raite 2178
RedStar 2186, 2188, 2190
Reoc 2181
Roadstar 2116, 2184
Ronin 2189
Rowa 2177
Rownsonic 2183
Saba 2112, 2139
Sabaki 2181
Saivod 2188
Samsung 2110, 2137, 2158,
2173, 2176
Sansui 2180, 2181, 2188
Sanyo 2140, 2166
ScanMagic 2101
Schaub Lorenz 2188
Schneider 2095
Scientific Labs 2181
Scott 2120, 2187
SEG 2116, 2178, 2181, 2189
Sharp 2097, 2141, 2174
Sigmatek 2185
Silva 2186
Singer 2180, 2181
Skymaster 2153, 2181
Skyworth 2186
Slim Art 2188
SM Electronic 2181
Sony 2104, 2108, 2123, 2124,
2125, 2150, 2175
Soundmaster 2181
Soundmax 2181
Spectra 2189
Standard 2181
Star Cluster 2181
Starmedia 2184
Sunkai 2188
Supervision 2181
Synn 2181
Tatung 2130, 2188
TCM 2097
Teac 2162, 2177, 2181
Tec 2186
Technika 2188
Telefunken 2183
Tensai 2188
Tevion 2097, 2181, 2187
Thomson 2098, 2112, 2155,
2159
Tokai 2178, 2186
Toshiba 2102, 2156, 2168,
2169, 2172
TRANScontinents 2189
Trio 2188

TruVision 2185
Wharfedale 2180, 2181
Xbox 2098
Xlogic 2181, 2188
XMS 2188
Yamada 2189
Yamaha 2106
Yamakawa 2178, 2189
Yukai 2101, 2147

BD
If operations are not
possible using the preset
codes below, you may be
able to conduct operations
with the preset codes for
the DVD, DVR (BDR,
HDR).
Pioneer 2255, 2192, 2281
Denon 2310, 2311, 2312
Hitachi 2307, 2308, 2309
JVC 2290, 2291, 2293, 2294,
2295, 2296
LG 2286, 2287
Marantz 2302, 2303
Mitsubishi 2300, 2301
Onkyo 2289
Panasonic 2277, 2278, 2279
Philips 2280
Samsung 2282
Sharp 2304, 2305, 2306
Sony 2283, 2284, 2285, 2292
Toshiba 2288, 2262
Yamaha 2297, 2298, 2299

DVR (BDR, HDR)


If operations are not
possible using the preset
codes below, you may be
able to conduct operations
with the preset codes for
the DVD, BD.
Pioneer 2257, 2193, 2258, 2259,
2260, 2261, 2264, 2265, 2266,
2270
Panasonic 2263, 2269
Sharp 2267, 2275
Sony 2268, 2271, 2272, 2273,
2276
Toshiba 2274

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VCR
Pioneer 1053, 1108
Adyson 1050
Aiwa 1033, 1034, 1035
Akai 1034
Akiba 1040, 1050
Akura 1034, 1040, 1050
Alba 1035, 1036, 1037, 1040,
1050, 1051
Ambassador 1037
Amstrad 1033, 1050, 1051
Anitech 1040, 1050
ASA 1038, 1039
Asuka 1033, 1038, 1039, 1040,
1050
Audiosonic 1051
Baird 1033, 1034, 1036, 1051
Bang & Olufsen 1052
Basic Line 1035, 1036, 1037,
1040, 1050, 1051
Baur 1039
Bestar 1036, 1037, 1051
Black Panther Line 1036,
1051
Blaupunkt 1039
Bondstec 1037, 1050
Bush 1035, 1036, 1040, 1050,
1051
Cathay 1051
Catron 1037
CGE 1033, 1034
Cimline 1035, 1040, 1050
Clatronic 1037, 1050
Condor 1036, 1037, 1051
Crown 1036, 1037, 1040, 1050,
1051
Daewoo 1036, 1037, 1051
Dansai 1040, 1050, 1051
Dantax 1035
Daytron 1036, 1051
De Graaf 1039
Decca 1033, 1034, 1039
Denko 1050
Dual 1034, 1051, 1060
Dumont 1033, 1039
Elbe 1051
Elcatech 1050
Elsay 1050
Elta 1040, 1050, 1051
Emerson 1050
ESC 1036, 1051
Etzuko 1040, 1050
Ferguson 1034
Fidelity 1033, 1050
Finlandia 1039
Finlux 1033, 1034, 1039
Firstline 1035, 1038, 1040, 1050
Flint 1035
Formenti/Phoenix 1039

Frontech 1037
Fujitsu 1033
Funai 1033
Galaxy 1033
GBC 1037, 1040
GEC 1039
Geloso 1040
General 1037
General Technic 1035
GoldHand 1040, 1050
Goldstar 1033, 1048
Goodmans 1033, 1036, 1037,
1038, 1040, 1050, 1051
Graetz 1034
Granada 1039
Grandin 1033, 1036, 1037,
1038, 1040, 1050, 1051
Grundig 1039, 1040
Hanseatic 1038, 1039, 1051
Harwood 1050
HCM 1040, 1050
Hinari 1035, 1040, 1050, 1051
Hisawa 1035
Hitachi 1033, 1034, 1039, 1045
Hypson 1035, 1040, 1050, 1051
Impego 1037
Imperial 1033
Inno Hit 1036, 1037, 1039,
1040, 1050, 1051
Innovation 1035
Interbuy 1038, 1050
Interfunk 1039
Intervision 1033, 1051
Irradio 1038, 1040, 1050
ITT 1034
ITV 1036, 1038, 1051
JVC 1034, 1046
Kaisui 1040, 1050
Karcher 1039
Kendo 1035, 1036, 1037, 1050
Korpel 1040, 1050
Kyoto 1050
Lenco 1036
Leyco 1040, 1050
LG 1033, 1038, 1049
Lifetec 1035
Loewe Opta 1038, 1039
Logik 1040, 1050
Lumatron 1036, 1051
Luxor 1050
M Electronic 1033
Manesth 1040, 1050
Marantz 1039
Mark 1051
Matsui 1035, 1038
Matsushita 1033, 1039
Mediator 1039
Medion 1035
Memorex 1033, 1038
Memphis 1040, 1050
Micromaxx 1035

Microstar 1035
Migros 1033
Multitech 1033, 1037, 1039,
1040, 1050
Murphy 1033
NEC 1034
Neckermann 1034, 1039
NEI 1039
Nesco 1040, 1050
Nikkai 1037, 1050, 1051
Nokia 1034, 1051
Nordmende 1034
Oceanic 1033, 1034
Okano 1035, 1050, 1051
Orion 1035
Orson 1033
Osaki 1033, 1038, 1040, 1050
Otto Versand 1039
Palladium 1034, 1038, 1040,
1050
Panasonic 1043
Pathe Marconi 1034
Perdio 1033
Philco 1050
Philips 1039, 1045, 1052
Phonola 1039
Portland 1036, 1037, 1051
Prinz 1033
Profex 1040
Proline 1033
Prosonic 1035, 1051
Pye 1039
Quelle 1033, 1039
Radialva 1050
Radiola 1039
Rex 1034
RFT 1037, 1039, 1050
Roadstar 1036, 1038, 1040,
1050, 1051
Royal 1050
Saba 1034
Saisho 1035, 1040
Samsung 1041
Samurai 1037, 1050
Sansui 1034
Saville 1051
SBR 1039
Schaub Lorenz 1033, 1034
Schneider 1033, 1035, 1036,
1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1050,
1051
SEG 1040, 1050, 1051
SEI-Sinudyne 1039
Seleco 1034
Sentra 1037, 1050
Sentron 1040, 1050
Sharp 1042
Shintom 1040, 1050
Shivaki 1038
Siemens 1038
Silva 1038

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Silver 1051
Sinudyne 1039
Solavox 1037
Sonneclair 1050
Sonoko 1036, 1051
Sontec 1038
Sony 1044
Standard 1036, 1051
Stern 1051
Sunkai 1035
Sunstar 1033
Suntronic 1033
Sunwood 1040, 1050
Symphonic 1050
Taisho 1035
Tandberg 1051
Tashiko 1033
Tatung 1033, 1034, 1039
TCM 1035
Teac 1051
Tec 1037, 1050, 1051
Teleavia 1034
Telefunken 1034
Teletech 1050, 1051
Tenosal 1040, 1050
Tensai 1033, 1038, 1040, 1050
Tevion 1035
Thomson 1034, 1048
Thorn 1034
Tokai 1038, 1040, 1050
Tonsai 1040
Toshiba 1034, 1039, 1047
Towada 1040, 1050
Towika 1040, 1050
TVA 1037
Uher 1038
Ultravox 1051
United Quick Star 1036, 1051
Universum 1033, 1038, 1039
Videon 1035
Weltblick 1038
Yamishi 1040, 1050
Yokan 1040, 1050
Yoko 1037, 1038, 1040, 1050

Satellite Set Top Box


Pioneer 6220, 6219, 6204
@sat 6251
@Sky 6238
ABsat 6180
Acoustic Solutions 6217
ADB 6174
Akai 6214
Akura 6228
Alba 6176, 6200, 6180, 6217
Allsat 6214
Alltech 6180
Allvision 6252, 6238, 6199
Amitronica 6180
Ampere 6256, 6261

Amstrad 6202, 6243, 6256,


6261, 6236, 6180
Anglo 6180
Ankaro 6180
Ansonic 6245
Anttron 6200
Apollo 6176
Apro 6232
Arcon 6192
Arcus 6193
Armstrong 6214
Arnion 6251
ASA 6230
Asat 6214
ASCI 6213, 6238
ASLF 6180
AssCom 6220
Astra 6255, 6180
Astratec 6268, 6269
Astrell 6202
Astro 6177, 6236, 6255, 6200,
6246, 6215, 6222, 6243
Atlanta 6245
Atsat 6251
AtSky 6238
Audioline 6232
Audioton 6200
Austar 6174
Avalon 6261
Axil 6244, 6186, 6245
Axis 6267
Axitronic 6228
B.net 6232
B@ytronic 6230, 6199
Balmet 6186
Beko 6176
Belson 6245
Big Sat 6186
Black Diamond 6217
Blaupunkt 6177
Blue Sky 6180
Boca 6256, 6180, 6252, 6185,
6257, 6237, 6187, 6188
Bodner & Mann 6194
Boshmann 6244, 6247
Boston 6227
Brainwave 6232, 6231
British Sky Broadcasting
6210
Broco 6180
BskyB 6210
BT 6195
Bubu Sat 6180
Bush 6254, 6217, 6264, 6228,
6190, 6232, 6268, 6201, 6265,
6182
Cambridge 6236
Canal Digital 6220
Canal Satellite 6220, 6219,
6278, 6277
Canal+ 6220, 6277

CGV 6244, 6183


Cherokee 6194
Chess 6213, 6180, 6238, 6228
CityCom 6229, 6255, 6179,
6192, 6241, 6252
Clark 6200
Classic 6232
Clatronic 6244
Clayton 6228
Clemens Kamphus 6261
Cobra 6261
Colombia 6256
Columbia 6256
Comag 6256, 6252, 6185, 6199,
6244, 6257, 6237, 6189, 6187,
6188
Comsat 6244
Condor 6255, 6253
Connexions 6261
Conrad 6256, 6236, 6207, 6255
Coship 6186, 6232
Crown 6217
Cryptovision 6176
CS 6247
Cyfrowy Polsat 6220
Cyrus 6214
D-box 6275
Daewoo 6267, 6180, 6195,
6268, 6182
Dantax 6228
Deltasat 6192
Denver 6245
Digatron 6231
Digenius 6229, 6226
Digiality 6255, 6238
Digifusion 6268, 6269
Digihome 6217, 6265, 6218
DigiLogic 6217
DigiQuest 6251, 6186, 6247
DigiSat 6252
Digisky 6186
Digital 6187
Digital Vision 6269
DigitalBox 6222, 6247
Dijam 6195
DirecTV 6263
Discovery 6194
Distratel 6202, 6250
DMT 6192
DNT 6214, 6261
Doro 6232
Dual 6252
Durabrand 6217, 6218
Echolink 6185
Echostar 6220, 6233, 6261,
6176, 6180, 6181, 6239
Edision 6247
Einhell 6256, 6236, 6180
Elap 6180, 6244, 6183
Elbe 6245
Elless 6230

Elsat 6180
Elta 6214
eMTech 6196
Energy Sistem 6247
Engel 6180, 6227
EP Sat 6176
Eurieult 6202
Eurocrypt 6176
EuroLine 6227
Europa 6236, 6255
Europhon 6256, 6229, 6255
Eurosat 6189
Eurosky 6256, 6213, 6229,
6236, 6255, 6230
Eurostar 6255, 6179
Eutelsat 6180
Eutra 6230
Evesham 6218
Exator 6200
Fagor 6203
Fenner 6180
Ferguson 6176, 6264, 6268,
6269
Fidelity 6236
Finlandia 6176
Finlux 6176, 6207, 6228
FinnSat 6230
Flair Mate 6180
Fly Com 6186
FMD 6213, 6244, 6186
Freecom 6236
FTEmaximal 6180, 6189
Fuba 6177, 6229, 6261, 6207,
6226, 6196
Galaxis 6220, 6267
Gardiner 6179
Garnet 6192
GbSAT 6196
Gecco 6246, 6199
General Satellite 6241
Globo 6230, 6227, 6238, 6199,
6257
GOD Digital 6214
Gold Box 6220, 6219
Gold Vision 6247
Golden Interstar 6250
Goodmans 6176, 6254, 6217,
6264, 6271, 6218, 6201, 6190
Gran Prix 6230
Granada 6176
Grandin 6228
Grocos 6239, 6186
Grundig 6220, 6177, 6217,
6264, 6232, 6218, 6201, 6190
Haensel & Gretel 6256
Haier 6245
Hama 6183
Hanseatic 6215, 6222
Hauppauge 6231, 6232
HB 6196
Heliocom 6255

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Helium 6255
Hiro 6189
Hirschmann 6267, 6177, 6229,
6261, 6236, 6207, 6255, 6230,
6252, 6199, 6189
Hitachi 6176, 6217, 6218
HNE 6256
Hornet 6251
Houston 6261
Humax 6241, 6268, 6242
Huth 6256, 6255, 6192, 6193
Hyundai 6192
ID Digital 6241
ILLUSION sat 6247
Imperial 6222, 6216, 6223,
6238, 6232
Ingelen 6213, 6261
Inno Hit 6228
International 6256
Interstar 6196
Intervision 6255
Inves 6268
iotronic 6244
ITT Nokia 6176, 6207
Jaeger 6238
K-SAT 6180
Kamm 6180
Kaon 6251
KaTelco 6267
Kathrein 6177, 6214, 6213,
6262, 6200, 6180, 6179, 6272,
6183
Kendo 6252
Kenwood 6220
Key West 6256
Kiton 6213
KR 6200
Kreiling 6213, 6194, 6228
Kreiselmeyer 6177
Kyostar 6200
L&S Electronic 6256, 6238
Labgear 6195
LaSAT 6177, 6256, 6229, 6255,
6230
Leiko 6228
Lemon 6238
Lenco 6255, 6180
Lenson 6236
LG 6192
Lifesat 6256, 6229, 6180
Listo 6228
Lodos 6217
Logik 6217
Logix 6192
Lorenzen 6256, 6229, 6255,
6226, 6231, 6257, 6237
Luxor 6236, 6207, 6265
M Electronic 6179
Manata 6256, 6180
Manhattan 6176, 6251
Marantz 6214

Maspro 6177, 6180


Matsui 6177, 6217, 6271, 6228,
6268, 6269
Max 6255
Maximum 6192, 6238
Mediabox 6220, 6219
Mediacom 6198
MediaSat 6220, 6219, 6236,
6278, 6277
Medion 6256, 6229, 6180, 6230,
6192, 6252, 6238, 6199, 6228
Medison 6180
Mega 6214
MegaSat 6189
Metronic 6256, 6200, 6180,
6179, 6202, 6250, 6238, 6244
Metz 6177
Micro 6236, 6255, 6200, 6180,
6231
Micro Elektronic 6180
Micro Technology 6180
Micromaxx 6229
Microstar 6229, 6192, 6226
Microtec 6180
Mitsubishi 6176
Morgans 6214, 6256, 6180,
6252, 6199
Multibroadcast 6174
Multichoice 6174
Myryad 6214
Mysat 6180
MySky 6212, 6211
NEOTION 6238
Netsat 6263
Neuhaus 6236, 6255, 6180
Neuling 6256, 6252, 6257, 6188
Neusat 6180
Neveling 6226
Newton 6261
NextWave 6193
Nichimen 6254
Nikko 6214, 6180
Noda Electronic 6202
Nokia 6220, 6176, 6207, 6206
Nordmende 6176
Octagon 6200
OctalTV 6231
Onn 6217, 6218
Opentel 6252, 6199
Optex 6213, 6180, 6250, 6244,
6203, 6228
Orbis 6252, 6238, 6199
Orbitech 6213, 6236, 6215,
6222, 6216, 6223
P/Sat 6252
Pace 6220, 6214, 6176, 6181,
6273, 6212, 6211
Pacific 6217
Packard Bell 6267
Palcom 6229, 6226, 6239
Palladium 6261, 6236

Palsat 6236
Panasonic 6176, 6178
Panda 6177, 6176, 6255
Pansat 6191
Pass 6183
Patriot 6256
peeKTon 6186, 6245
Philips 6220, 6177, 6214, 6275,
6219, 6277, 6268, 6232, 6179,
6200, 6176, 6263
Phoenix 6245
Phonotrend 6233
Pilotime 6278
Pino 6238
Pixx 6191
Planet 6261
PMB 6180, 6203
Polytron 6261
Portland 6195
Preisner 6256, 6261, 6243, 6185
Premier 6219
Primacom 6267
Pro Basic 6220, 6184
Proline 6217
Promax 6176
Proscan 6234
Quelle 6229, 6255
Radiola 6214
Radix 6261, 6243
Rainbow 6200
RCA 6234
Rebox 6196
Regal 6227
RFT 6214
Roadstar 6220, 6180
Rollmaster 6244
Rover 6180
Rownsonic 6183
SAB 6227, 6251
Saba 6255, 6230, 6202, 6184
Sabre 6176
Sagem 6275, 6258, 6277
Saivod 6245
Salora 6252
Samsung 6220, 6198, 6197,
6273, 6253
Sanyo 6228
SAT 6236
Sat Control 6251
Sat Partner 6236, 6200
Sat Team 6180
SAT+ 6239
Satcom 6255
Satec 6180
Satelco 6252
Satplus 6222
SatyCon 6247
Schaecke 6200
Schaub Lorenz 6196, 6245
Schneider 6198, 6227

Schwaiger 6267, 6256, 6262,


6255, 6230, 6202, 6192, 6238,
6199, 6186, 6257, 6247, 6232,
6187, 6188
Scientific Atlanta 6209
SCS 6229, 6230
Sedea Electronique 6256,
6213, 6198, 6250, 6228
Seemann 6261
SEG 6213, 6192, 6227, 6217,
6228
Septimo 6202
Serd 6199
Servimat 6203
ServiSat 6180, 6227
Shark 6247
Sharp 6265, 6218
Siemens 6177, 6261, 6238
Sigmatek 6245
Silva 6229
SilverCrest 6187
Skantin 6180
SKR 6180
SKT 6256
SKY 6263, 6210, 6212, 6211
SKY Italia 6220, 6212
Sky XL 6227, 6199
Skymaster 6233, 6180, 6192,
6238, 6239, 6183, 6203, 6184
Skymax 6214, 6244
Skypex 6230
Skyplus 6230, 6252, 6238, 6199
SkySat 6213, 6236, 6255, 6180
Skyvision 6238
SL 6256, 6229, 6230, 6231, 6257,
6232
SM Electronic 6233, 6180,
6239
Smart 6256, 6261, 6180, 6243,
6252, 6246, 6244, 6257, 6247
SmartVision 6186
Sony 6235, 6220, 6219, 6176
SR 6256
Star Sat 6196
Starland 6180
Starlite 6214
Stream 6212
Stream System 6251
Strong 6220, 6228, 6256, 6200,
6180, 6245, 6217, 6239
Sumin 6199
Sunny 6251
Sunsat 6180
Sunstar 6174, 6256
SuperMax 6193
Supratech 6244
Systec 6238
Tantec 6176
Targa 6191
Tatung 6176
TBoston 6227, 6245

Tecatel 6233
Technical 6228
Technika 6217, 6232, 6218
TechniSat 6213, 6261, 6176,
6236, 6215, 6222, 6216, 6223
Technomate 6250
Technosat 6193
Technosonic 6254, 6232
Technotrend 6232
Technowelt 6256, 6255
Techwood 6213, 6217, 6228,
6218
Telasat 6255
TELE System 6261, 6227, 6239,
6203
Teleciel 6200
Teleka 6261, 6236, 6255, 6200
Telesat 6255
Telestar 6213, 6236, 6215,
6222, 6216, 6223, 6227, 6238,
6228, 6232
Teletech 6213
Televes 6256, 6176, 6236, 6196,
6251, 6238, 6257
Telewire 6252
Tempo 6193
Tevion 6254, 6180, 6239, 6232,
6184
Thomson 6220, 6219, 6180,
6255, 6176, 6265, 6277, 6234,
6264, 6210, 6212
Thorn 6176
Tiny 6232
Tioko 6256
Titan 6189, 6184
TNT SAT 6258
Tokai 6214
Tonna 6176, 6236, 6180, 6203
Topfield 6198
Toshiba 6176, 6217
Trevi 6227
Triasat 6236
Triax 6220, 6214, 6256, 6189,
6253, 6228, 6203, 6261, 6213,
6257, 6244, 6195, 6264, 6227,
6243, 6180, 6236
Turnsat 6180
Twinner 6180, 6203
Unisat 6214, 6256
United 6227
Univers 6189
Universum 6177, 6213, 6229,
6255, 6230, 6215, 6227
Van Hunen 6226
Variosat 6177
VEA 6245
Ventana 6214
Vestel 6213, 6227, 6217, 6218
VH Sat 6229
Viasat 6273
Viola Digital 6232

Vision 6228, 6189


Visionic 6250
Visiosat 6213, 6254, 6180,
6244, 6186, 6191
Vitecom 6244
Volcasat 6245
VTech 6179
Wetekom 6236
Wewa 6176
Wharfedale 6217, 6265, 6218
Wisi 6177, 6256, 6229, 6261,
6176, 6236, 6255, 6230, 6252,
6199
Worldsat 6213, 6196, 6227,
6194
WorthIt! 6190
Woxter 6245
Xoro 6191
Xsat 6180, 6196, 6181
Xtreme 6251
Yakumo 6244
ZapMaster 6230
Zehnder 6213, 6262, 6179,
6192, 6252, 6227, 6238, 6199,
6244, 6247, 6249
Zeta Technology 6214
Zodiac 6261, 6200

Satellite Set Top Box


(SAT/PVR
Combination)
@sat 6251
Allvision 6199
Atsat 6251
B@ytronic 6230, 6199
Boca 6187
BskyB 6210
Bush 6254
Canal Satellite 6278
Comag 6199, 6187
Daewoo 6182
Digifusion 6269
Digihome 6218
DigiQuest 6251
Digital 6187
DMT 6192
Edision 6247
eMTech 6196
GbSAT 6196
Gecco 6199
Globo 6199
Goodmans 6254, 6218
Hirschmann 6230, 6199
Humax 6241, 6242
Huth 6192
Hyundai 6192
Kathrein 6272
LaSAT 6230
LG 6192

Luxor 6265
Maximum 6238
Mediacom 6198
MediaSat 6277
Medion 6230, 6199
Microstar 6192
Morgans 6199
MySky 6212, 6211
NEOTION 6238
Nichimen 6254
Nokia 6206
Opentel 6199
Orbis 6199
Pace 6273, 6211
Panasonic 6178
Philips 6263, 6277
Pilotime 6278
Pixx 6191
Proscan 6234
Rebox 6196
Sagem 6258
Samsung 6198, 6197, 6273
Sat Control 6251
Schneider 6198
Schwaiger 6230, 6192, 6199,
6187
Sedea Electronique 6198
Serd 6199
Sharp 6218
SilverCrest 6187
SKY 6210, 6212, 6211
SKY Italia 6212
Sky XL 6199
Skymaster 6192
Skypex 6230
Skyplus 6230, 6238, 6199
Stream System 6251
Sumin 6199
Sunny 6251
Targa 6191
TechniSat 6216, 6223
Technosonic 6254
Telestar 6216, 6223
Thomson 6210, 6265
TNT SAT 6258
Topfield 6198
Viasat 6273
Visiosat 6254, 6191
Wisi 6230
Xoro 6191
Xtreme 6251
Zehnder 6192, 6199, 6249

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Controlling the rest of your system

Cable Set Top Box


Pioneer 6205
ABC 6266
ADB 6175
Auna 6175
Austar 6276
Bell & Howell 6266
Birmingham Cable Communications 6276
Cablecom 6270
Fosgate 6276
France Telecom 6260
Freebox 6274
General Instrument 6276
6266
Humax 6224, 6248
Jerrold 6276, 6266
Kabel Deutschland 6224
Macab 6260
Madritel 6175
Magnavox 6266
Memorex 6240
Motorola 6276
Nokia 6208
Noos 6260
NTL 6276, 6221
Optus 6276
Orange 6260
Pace 6221
Panasonic 6240
Paragon 6240
Philips 6260, 6270
Pulsar 6240
Runco 6240
Sagem 6260
Salora 6240
Samsung 6221, 6240
Scientific Atlanta 6225
StarHub 6276
Supercable 6276
Telewest 6225
Thomson 6270, 6224
Toshiba 6240
UPC 6270
US Electronics 6276
Virgin Media 6225, 6221
Visiopass 6260
Zenith 6240
Ziggo 6208

Cable Set Top Box


(Cable/PVR
Combination)
Freebox 6274
Humax 6248, 6224
Nokia 6208
Scientific Atlanta 6225
Telewest 6225
Thomson 6270
UPC 6270
Virgin Media 6225

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Casette Deck
Pioneer 5058, 5059

Digital Tape
Pioneer 5057

MD
Pioneer 5056

CD
Pioneer 5000, 5011
AKAI 5043
Asuka 5045
Denon 5019
Fisher 5048
Goldstar 5040
Hitachi 5042
Kenwood 5020, 5021, 5031
Luxman 5049
Marantz 5033
Onkyo 5017, 5018, 5030, 5050
Panasonic 5036
Philips 5022, 5032, 5044
RCA 5013, 5029
Roadstar 5052
Sharp 5051
Sony 5012, 5023, 5026, 5027,
5028, 5039
TEAC 5015, 5016, 5034, 5035,
5037
Technics 5041
Victor 5014
Yamaha 5024, 5025, 5038,
5046, 5047

CD-R
Pioneer 5001, 5053
Philips 5054
Yamaha 5055

Laser Disc Player


Pioneer 5002, 5003

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Additional information
Chapter 9:

Additional information
Troubleshooting
Incorrect operations are often mistaken for trouble and
malfunctions. If you think that there is something wrong with
this component, check the points below. Take a look at the
other components and electrical appliances being used,
because sometimes the problem may lie there. If the trouble
isnt sorted out even after going through the checks below,
ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service
company to carry out repair work.
If the unit does not operate normally due to external
effects such as static electricity disconnect the power
plug from the outlet and insert again to return to normal
operating conditions.

General
The power does not turn on.
Disconnect the power plug from the outlet, and insert again.
Make sure there are no loose strands of speaker wire touching
the rear panel. This could cause the receiver to shut off
automatically.
The receiver suddenly switches off.
When the Auto Power Down function is working, the power
will automatically turn off if the receiver has not operated for
several hours. Check the setting for the Auto Power Down
function (see The Auto Power Down menu on page 42).
After about a minute (you wont be able to switch the unit on
during this time), switch the receiver back on. If the message
persists, call a Pioneer authorized independent service
company.
The power suddenly turns on or off, or the input suddenly
changes (When the Control with HDMI is ON).
This happens because of the synchronized operation due to
the Control with HDMI function. If synchronized operations
are not needed, set the Control with HDMI to OFF (see HDMI
Setup on page 43).

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OVERHEAT shows in the display and the power turns off.


The temperature within the unit has exceeded the allowable
value. Try moving the unit for better ventilation (see page 2).
Lower the volume level.
TEMP shows in the display and the volume level drops.
The temperature within the unit has exceeded the allowable
value. Try moving the unit for better ventilation (see page 2).
Lower the volume level.
No sound is output when an input function is selected.
Use MASTER VOLUME to turn up the volume.
Press MUTE on the remote control to turn muting off.
Press SPEAKERS to select the proper speaker set (see
Switching the speaker terminal on page 13).
Set the SIGNAL SEL to H (HDMI), C1/O1/O2 (digital) or A
(analog) according to the type of connections made (refer to
page 26).
Make sure the component is connected correctly (refer to
Connecting your equipment on page 10).
Check the audio output settings of the source component.
Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the source
component.
No image is output when an input function is selected.
Make sure the component is connected correctly (refer to
Connecting your equipment on page 10).
VSX-821 only: Use the same type of video cables for the source
component and TV to connect to this receiver (see About video
outputs connection (VSX-821 only) on page 15).
Check The Input Assign menu on page 40 to make sure youre
assigned the correct input.
The video input selected on the TV monitor is incorrect. Refer
to the instruction manual supplied with the TV.
VSX-826 only: For HDMI, or when Video Converter is set to OFF
and a TV and another component are connected with different
cords (in Video Converter on page 41), you must connect your
TV to this receiver using the same type of video cable as you
used to connect your video component.
VSX-826 only: Some components (such as video game units)
have resolutions that may not be converted. If adjusting this
receivers Resolution setting (in Resolution on page 41) and/or
the resolution settings on your component or display doesnt
work, try switching Video Converter (in Video Converter on
page 41) OFF.

No sound from subwoofer.


Make sure the subwoofer is switched on.
If the subwoofer has a volume knob, make sure its turned up.
The Dolby Digital or DTS source you are listening to may not
have an LFE channel.
Switch the subwoofer setting in Speaker Setting on page 38 to
YES or PLUS.
Switch the LFE ATT (LFE Attenuate) on page 36 to LFEATT 0 or
LFEATT 5.
No sound from surround or center speakers.
Connect the speakers properly (refer to page 11).
Refer to Speaker Setting on page 38 to check the speaker
settings.
Refer to Channel Level on page 39 to check the speaker levels.
The Phase Control feature doesnt seem to have an audible
effect.
If applicable, check that the lowpass filter switch on your
subwoofer is off, or the lowpass cutoff is set to the highest
frequency setting. If there is a PHASE setting on your
subwoofer, set it to 0 (or depending on the subwoofer, the
setting where you think it has the best overall effect on the
sound).
Make sure the speaker distance setting is correct for all
speakers (see Speaker Distance on page 40).
Considerable noise in radio broadcasts.
Connect the antenna (page 21) and adjust the position for
best reception.
Route any loose cables away from the antenna terminals and
wires.
Fully extend the FM wire antenna, position for best reception,
and secure to a wall (or connect an outdoor FM antenna).
Connect an additional internal or external AM antenna
(page 21).
Turn off equipment causing interference or move it away from
the receiver (or move antennas farther away from equipment
causing noise).
Broadcast stations cannot be selected automatically.
Connect an outdoor antenna (refer to page 21).
Noise during playback of a cassette deck.
Move the cassette deck away from your receiver, until the
noise disappears.

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No sound is output or a noise is output when software with
DTS is played back.
Make sure the players settings are correct and/or the DTS
signal out is on. Refer to the instruction manual supplied with
the DVD player.
There seems to be a time lag between the speakers and the
output of the subwoofer.
See Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC) on
page 24 to set up your system again using MCACC (this will
automatically compensate for a delay in the subwoofer
output).
After using the Auto MCACC setup, the speaker size setting
(LARGE or SMALL) is incorrect.
Low-frequency noise could have been caused by an air
conditioner or motor. Switch off all appliances in the room and
rerun the Auto MCACC setup.
Cant operate the remote control.
Replace the batteries (refer to page 9).
Operate within 7 m, 30 of the remote sensor (refer to page 9).
Remove the obstacle or operate from another position.
Avoid exposing the remote sensor on the front panel to direct
light.
The display is dark or off.
Press DIMMER on the remote control repeatedly to return to
the default.
The front panel display switches over for no apparent
reason to various different displays.
This happens because the demo display is in operation. To
turn off the demo display, press any button to go back to the
original display, or set the FL Demo Mode to OFF (see The FL
Demo Mode menu on page 42).
The receiver doesnt recognize iPod touch/iPhone.
Try the following.
1. Simultaneously keep pressing the sleep button and home
button on the iPod touch or iPhone for over 10 seconds to
restart.
2. Turn on the receiver.
3. Connect the iPod touch/iPhone to the receiver.

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The Bluetooth wireless technology device cannot be
connected or operated. Sound from the Bluetooth wireless
technology device is not emitted or the sound is interrupted.
Check that no object that emits electromagnetic waves in the
2.4 GHz band (microwave oven, wireless LAN device or
Bluetooth wireless technology apparatus) is near the unit. If
such an object is near the unit, set the unit far from it. Or, stop
using the object emitting the electromagnetic waves.
Check that the Bluetooth wireless technology device is not too
far from the unit and that obstructions are not set between the
Bluetooth wireless technology device and the unit. Set the
Bluetooth wireless technology device and the unit so that the
distance between them is less than about 10 m and no
obstructions exist between them.
Check that the Bluetooth ADAPTER and the ADAPTER PORT
terminal of the unit are correctly connected.
The Bluetooth wireless technology device may not be set to the
communication mode supporting the Bluetooth wireless
technology. Check the setting of the Bluetooth wireless
technology device.
Check that pairing is correct. The pairing setting was deleted
from this unit or the Bluetooth wireless technology device.
Reset the pairing.
Check that the profile is correct. Use a Bluetooth wireless
technology device that supports A2DP profile and AVRCP
profile.

HDMI
No picture or sound.
If the problem still persists when connecting your HDMI
component directly to your monitor, please consult the
component or monitor manual or contact the manufacturer
for support.
No picture.
VSX-821 only: Video signals that are input from the analog
video terminal will not output from the HDMI terminal. Signals
that are input from the HDMI terminal will not output from the
analog video terminal. Be consistent with the type of cable
between input and output.
Depending in the output settings of the source component, it
may be outputting a video format that cant be displayed.
Change the output settings of the source, or connect using
the component or composite jacks.
This receiver is HDCP-compatible. Check that the components
you are connecting are also HDCP-compatible. If they are not,

please connect them using the component or composite


video jacks.
Depending on the connected source component, its possible
that it will not work with this receiver (even if it is HDCPcompatible). In this case, connect using the component or
composite video jacks between source and receiver.
If video images do not appear on your TV, try adjusting the
resolution, Deep Color or other setting for your component.
To output signals in Deep Color, use an HDMI cable (High
Speed HDMI Cable) to connect this receiver to a component
or TV with the Deep Color feature.
VSX-821 only: The OSD screen (System Setup menu or the
menu screen for the iPod/USB) isnt displayed.
The OSD will not appear if you have connected using the
HDMI output to your TV. Use component or composite
connections when setting up the system.
No sound, or sound suddenly ceases.
Check that the Audio Parameter setting is set to HDMI AMP/
THRU (refer to page 36).
If the component is a DVI device, use a separate connection
for the audio.
HDMI format digital audio transmissions require a longer time
to be recognized. Due to this, interruption in the audio may
occur when switching between audio formats or beginning
playback.
Turning on/off the device connected to this units HDMI OUT
terminal during playback, or disconnecting/connecting the
HDMI cable during playback, may cause noise or interrupted
audio.
Synchronized operation not possible using Control with
HDMI function.
Check the HDMI connections.
The cable may be damaged.
Select ON for the Control with HDMI setting (see HDMI Setup
on page 43).
Turn the TVs power on before turning on this receivers power.
Set the TV side Control with HDMI setting to on (see TVs
operating instructions).

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Important information regarding the HDMI


connection
There are cases where you may not be able to route HDMI
signals through this receiver (this depends on the HDMI
equipped component you are connecting-check with the
manufacturer for HDMI compatibility information).
If you arent receiving HDMI signals properly through this
receiver (from your component), please try the following
configuration when connecting up.

Configuration A
Connect your HDMI-equipped component directly to the
display using an HDMI cable. Then use the most convenient
connection (digital is recommended) for sending audio to the
receiver. See the operating instructions for more on audio
connections. Set the display volume to minimum when using
this configuration.
Note
Depending on the component, audio output may be
limited to the number of channels available from the
connected display unit (for example audio output is
reduced to 2 channels for a monitor with stereo audio
limitations).
If you want to switch the input source, youll have to
switch functions on both the receiver and your display
unit.
Since the sound is muted on the display when using the
HDMI connection, you must adjust the volume on the
display every time you switch input sources.

Configuration B (VSX-826 only)


Use component video cables to connect the video output of
your HDMI-equipped component to the receivers
component video input. The receiver can then convert the
analog component video signal to a digital HDMI signal for
transmission to the display. For this configuration, use the
most convenient connection (digital is recommended) for
sending audio to the receiver. See the operating instructions
for more on audio connections.
Note
The picture quality will change slightly during conversion.

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iPod messages
iPod/USB Error 1 (I/U ERR1),
iPod/USB Error 3 (I/U ERR3)
Switch off the receiver and reconnect the iPod to the receiver.
If this doesnt seem to work, try resetting your iPod.
iPod/USB Error 2 (I/U ERR2)
Switch off the receiver and reconnect the iPod to the receiver.
If this doesnt seem to work, try resetting your iPod.
An iPod not supported by this receiver is connected. Connect
the iPod supported by this receiver (see page 27).
No Track
When there are no tracks in the category selected on the iPod.
Select a different category.

USB messages
iPod/USB Error 1 (I/U ERR1)
There is a problem with the signal path from the USB to the
receiver. Switch off the receiver and reconnect the USB to the
receiver.
iPod/USB Error 3 (I/U ERR3)
When there is no response from the USB. Switch off the
receiver and reconnect the USB to the receiver.
iPod/USB Error 4 (I/U ERR4)
The power requirements of the USB device are too high for
this receiver. Switch off the receiver and reconnect the USB to
the receiver.

About iPod/iPhone/iPad

Made for iPod, Made for iPhone and Made for iPad
mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to
connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively,
and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple
performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the
operation of this device or its compliance with safety and
regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this
accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless
performance.
iPod and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the
U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.

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09
Miscellaneous

Resetting the main unit

Specifications

Use this procedure to reset all the receivers settings to the


factory default. Use the front panel controls to do this.

Audio section

1 Switch the receiver into standby.


2 While holding down BAND, press and hold
STANDBY/ON for about two seconds.

3 When you see RESET? appear in the display, press AUTO


SURROUND/STREAM DIRECT.
OK? shows in the display.
4 Press ALC/STANDARD SURR to confirm.
OK appears in the display to indicate that the receiver has
been reset to the factory default settings.
Important
If the Control with HDMI function is set to ON, you may
not be able to reset the unit. In this case, reset either by
turning OFF the Control with HDMI function, or by
putting the unit into standby mode by turning off the
power of all the connected devices, and resetting after the
HDMI indicator on the front panel turns off.

Cleaning the unit


Use a polishing cloth or dry cloth to wipe off dust and dirt.
When the surface is dirty, wipe with a soft cloth dipped in
some neutral cleanser diluted five or six times with water,
and wrung out well, and then wipe again with a dry cloth.
Do not use furniture wax or cleansers.
Never use thinners, benzine, insecticide sprays or other
chemicals on or near this unit, since these will corrode
the surface.

Rated power output


Front, Center, Surround
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 W per channel (1 kHz, 6 , 1 %)
. . . . . . . .100 W per channel (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 8 , 0.09 %)
Total Harmonic Distortion
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.06 % (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 8 , 50 W/ch)
Frequency response (LINE Pure Direct mode)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Hz to 100 kHz dB
Guaranteed speaker impedance (VSX-826) . . . . . .6 to 16
Guaranteed speaker impedance (VSX-821)
FRONT : A, B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 to 16
FRONT : A+B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 to 16
SURROUND, CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 to 16
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance)
LINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 mV/47 k
Output (Level/Impedance)
REC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 mV/2.2 k
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF, short circuited, A network)
LINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 dB

Video section
Signal level
Composite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vp-p (75 )
Component Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Y: 1.0 Vp-p (75 )
PB, PR: 0.7 Vp-p (75 )
Corresponding maximum resolution
Component Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1080p (1125p)

Power Requirements . . . . . . .AC 220 V to 230 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz


Power Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 W (VSX-826)
415 W (VSX-821)
In standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.45 W
(Control with HDMI function: OFF)
Dimensions . . . . . 435 mm (W) x 168 mm (H) x 362.5 mm (D)
Weight (without package) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.6 kg (VSX-826)
9.2 kg (VSX-821)

Furnished Parts
Microphone (for Auto MCACC setup) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Dry cell batteries (AAA size IEC R03) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
AM loop antenna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
FM wire antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
iPod cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Warranty card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Power cord
Quick start guide
These operating instructions
Note
The specifications are applicable when the power supply
is 230 V.
Specifications and the design are subject to possible
modifications without notice, due to improvements.

Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby,


Pro Logic, Surround EX, and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

Tuner section
Frequency Range (FM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87.5 MHz to 108 MHz
Antenna Input (FM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 unbalanced
Frequency Range (AM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 531 kHz to 1602 kHz
Antenna (AM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loop antenna

Digital In/Out section


HDMI terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Type A (19-pin)
HDMI output type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 V, 100 mA
USB terminal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .USB2.0 Full Speed (Type A)
iPod terminal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .USB, and Video (Composite)
ADAPTER PORT terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 V, 100 mA

Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent #s: 5,451,942;


5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,226,616; 6,487,535;
7,212,872; 7,333,929; 7,392,195; 7,272,567 & other U.S. and
worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS and the Symbol are
registered trademarks, & DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio, and
the DTS logos are trademarks of DTS, Inc. Product includes
software. DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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